Family Experiences 2017 - Trafalgar →
Family Experiences 2017 - Trafalgar →
9 UNIQUE FAMILY ITINERARIES SOUTH AFRICA • EUROPE • BRITAIN • USA • COSTA RICA ADVENTURES TO DELIGHT EVERY GENERATION CREATING LASTING, SHARED FAMILY MEMORIES FAMILY EXPERIENCES 2017
Trafalgar Family Experiences are exactly that: designed for families. So you get vacations that are not only fun and enriching, but eye-opening and educational. For all. Create family tales and memories to share and laugh over, for generations to come. Watch your children broaden their horizons, as they develop a sense of wonder at the big wide world. HAPPY KIDS MAKE FOR HAPPY PARENTS. HAPPY VACATIONS MAKE FOR STRONG FAMILY BONDS. FUN DESIGNED FOR FAMILY 2
Days Pages SOUTH AFRICA South African Adventure 13 20-21 EUROPE Castles and Kilts 10 22-23 Gladiators, Gondolas and Gold 10 24-25 European Wonderland 13 26-27 Greek Island Hopper 10 28-29 USA Wild West Cowboys and Buffalos 9 30-31 Pioneer Adventures of the Old West 8 32-33 Trails of Liberty 8 34-35 COSTA RICA Monkeys, Jungles and Volcanoes 8 36-37 Your savings 18-19 Family of brands 38-39 Extend your stay and Airport transfers 40 Travel essentials, MyTrafalgar and Travel Protection 41 Booking Conditions 42-43 WHERE YOU CAN GO WHAT YOU ALWAYS GET: ✔ ✔ 4- and 5-star family-friendly hotels ✔ ✔ Daily breakfasts and around 50% of evening meals ✔ ✔ Luxury air-conditioned coach transport ✔ ✔ An expertly trained Travel Director, plus Local Specialists ✔ ✔ Exclusive Insider Experiences, fun and enriching for all ages ✔ ✔ Planned sightseeing, unique experiences and free family time ✔ ✔ Draw on our 70 years of local expertise as we accompany you throughout your vacation ✔ ✔ VIP access and skipping lines at selected sights ✔ ✔ Porterage, local tips and charges included TRAVEL WITH THE WORLD’S BEST You can be confident you’re in good hands – we’ve won 50 major travel industry awards over the past five years. Find out more at www.trafalgar.com/awards Trafalgar, as part of the Travel Corporation, is proud to be using 100% recycled LEIPA paper for the body of all our brochures.
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Explore glorious game reserves and epic countryside on your South African Adventure itinerary, on pages 20-21. THE ADVENTURES IN STORE 4
Your child gasps with excitement, getting hands-on learning, seeing a real skeleton of the jaw of a hippo. Or squeals with excitement, touching fresh tracks left in the sand by a family of lions. You’ll hear these sounds of delight frequently on your South African journey, across the waves of Hermanus, if you spot frolicking whales; in the bush, as you encounter hand-reared cheetahs; at Betty’s Bay, as you view a vast colony of proud penguins; and as your youngsters meet local children. Then from the grown-ups, you may hear sighs of contentment as you travel by cable car up Table Mountain. DID YOU KNOW?
The giraffe is the tallest animal in the world. Its neck alone can be 5’9” long and weigh up to 595lb. DID YOU KNOW? An elephant’s trunk has about 100,000 different muscles. African elephants have two finger-like features at the end of their trunk to pick up tiny things. 5
Seeing the excitement as a child meets a ‘real-life’ gladiator, or drifts to sleep in a castle, or spots a wild giraffe, somehow makes grown-ups feel like children again. You’ll break bread with local families during our Be My Guest meals. Sleep surrounded by history in Authentic Accommodations and discover secret spots and traditions together with Local Specialists. And explore behind-the-scenes with our Cultural Insights. We put every ounce of our 70 years’ experience into trips that change your family. You’ll have stories to tell for years to come and memories you’ll treasure forever.
DID YOU KNOW? The Romans gave us roads and highways, central heating, newspapers and surgery tools. THE FUN YOU’LL SHARE 6
+ + Eye-opening experiences that transform children, bring families together and forge lasting shared memories, giving your children a wanderlust for life LIFE-CHANGING TRAVEL = Best value for family-size vacationing Packing every hour with adventure and happiness Not a moment wasted on map-reading, hassling, haggling or hunting More fun experiences, and no stress EXCELLENT VALUE + With you and around you: A brilliant Travel Director and family-friendly locals orchestrate everything, not to mention the new friendships you make with fellow travelers from all around the world, parents and kids alike FABULOUS PEOPLE Must-see sights, local wonders and interactive fun that is educational and enriching AMAZING EXPERIENCES A peaceful, happy vacation, entirely free of frustration, tears and hassles Polished itineraries giving ease of access to all members of the family A SMOOTH, STRESS-FREE RIDE THE MAGIC YOU’LL MAKE 7
You collect much more than snapshots. Take home shared moments that brought you together as a family, perhaps several generations at once. You’ll be laughing over them during family meals for years to come. GETTING HANDS-ON Challenging each other to decorate the best Venetian mask. Getting messy making candy bars at Hershey’s Chocolate World. Spinning pizza dough in Italy. You all get real-life cultural experiences. BLOWING AWAY THE COBWEBS Ziplining high above Costa Rican jungles. Choo-chooing to the Grand Canyon on a whistling steam train. Learning the skills to be a proper cowboy on a ranch. Every trip’s packed with exhilarating adventures to suit all ages.
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WHAT’S YOUR STORY? Choose fun and inspiring adventures to fill your children with a love for life and travel. We wanted a vacation that would keep our 16-year-old twin daughters interested and engaged. We took tour boats into the rain forest to see monkeys, turtles, toucans and every imaginable flower, bird and butterfly. This trip surpassed our expectations. ROBERT, FROM USA, 2016 DID YOU KNOW? Costa Rica is a paradise for ziplining. The sport was first developed by scientists who wanted to go into the rainforests to observe animals, without disturbing them. 9
We don’t just seek out the most delicious local food and drinks. We take you into the kitchens, gardens, wineries and farmyards of those who make it. At that first messy bite of warm pizza, you sink your teeth into the dough you spun, the fresh toppings you hand-picked and the melted cheese you scattered. Let our local chef in Rome show your family the secrets of real Italian pizza-making. THE TASTES YOU’LL RELISH 10
FAMILY MEALS Every meal is an occasion to spend time together – and we’ve sought out family-friendly venues, so grown- ups can relax too. You’ll dine together in authentic, local eateries, with dishes made with flair and pride. And you won’t have to lift a finger or clear a plate. BE MY GUEST Come and sit down with local families, enjoy lively conversation and learn about their way of life. Together you savor scrumptious home-cooked meals and a feast of flavors. Watch as your children try new tastes. Look out for the icon on your chosen itinerary page.
DINING TO MATCH THE DAY Your itinerary is seasoned with unforgettable culinary experiences, like our Welcome Receptions, Regional Meals and Farewell Dinners. Breakfast is always included, as are free evenings to try out recommendations from your Travel Director or to find your own local family favorite. I wanted to expose my children to the beauties, history and culture of Italy. I’m so happy we took this trip that I’m planning our next one now! KATHLEEN, FROM USA, 2016 Make pizzas together on Gladiators, Gondolas and Gold, on pages 24-25, and European Wonderland, on pages 26-27. DID YOU KNOW?
Italian Queen Margherita loved pizza so much, she had one created and named after her, using the colors of the Italian flag: red (tomato), green (basil) and white (mozzarella). 11
In addition to the friendships you’ll make with the other parents and children you are traveling with, you’ll meet our entertaining Travel Directors. Nobody tells better stories than they do! Like a family friend who understands the local customs, culture and language inside out, they guide your family confidently, engaging across the generations and supporting you. Selected for their passion, knowledge and warmth, we hone their skills with training, and support them with our dedicated Operations Team. Superb in every way possible. Our Travel Director and Coach Driver made us feel at home, safe and well taken care of.
PATRICIA, FROM PHILIPPINES, 2016 97% Always excellent or very good. That’s how guests describe our Travel Directors. THE PEOPLE YOU’LL MEET 12
IMAGINE ACTUALLY ENJOYING THE JOURNEY Seeing the views, getting to the sights fast, arriving at hotels unruffled. IMAGINE NO ‘ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET?’ No cramming suitcases into an impossibly small rental car. No ‘discussions’ over map-reading. With us, you just pack your suitcase and show up. We do the rest. The attention to detail was superlative. Great experience and superb service. Wish we could do it all over again. JEHANGIR, FROM INDIA, 2016 You’ll enjoy more quality family time together, because we take care of everything: the driving; finding the right family hotels and restaurants; even carrying your suitcases, checking you in, and paying the local taxes.
MORE FAMILY TIME You’ll travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats, an on-board restroom, and WiFi to keep children entertained. On some trips, trains, ships or air travel give a different view. And we include airport transfers on most trips to make your vacation stress-free (see page 40). HOW YOU’LL TRAVEL Your family will skip the lines at top landmarks, like the Eiffel Tower and Vatican. And our friendly London Reception Centre team can give tips, share recommendations and help book family sightseeing tickets. VIP TREATMENT THE JOURNEY YOU’LL ENJOY 13
THE PLACES YOU’LL STAY 14
AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Tucking your tired children into bed in Ruthin Castle, in Wales, you’ll struggle to hush them. At this stone castle from the Middle Ages, they’ll be dreaming of being knighted for bravery, swimming across a castle moat or winning a jousting tournament. Look out for the icon on your chosen itinerary page. HAND-PICKED HOTELS Our carefully chosen 4- and 5-star hotels include internationally renowned chains, as well as unique independent properties. LOCATIONS TO FIT YOUR ITINERARY Every hotel is situated to best suit your itinerary and activities, to bring your travel experience alive.
QUALITY AND SERVICE All our hotels offer exceptional service. We visit them annually and monitor guest and Travel Director feedback to maintain high standards. STAYING LONGER Our special deals with hotel partners give you excellent hotels at good prices (see page 40). To stay in medieval Ruthin Castle Hotel on Castles and Kilts, see pages 22-23. A truly educational and just fun time. Our guide, the support staff, and the wonderful people topped it off! Ready to go again! CHRIS, FROM USA, 2016 We cherry-pick every hotel to make sure it’s perfect for families, fits seamlessly in your itinerary, and showcases your destination’s unique character. 15
INVESTING IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES Go on a trip of a lifetime and help celebrate the heritage of the people you meet along the way. Learn about their lives, support their skills and help conserve precious craft traditions, such as the art of handweaving on antique wooden looms on selected trips in Italy. Discover more about what Trafalgar and TreadRight are doing together to support communities, protect the environment and partner for the future: # J O I N T R A F A L G A R www.trafalgar.com TRAVEL TODAY, SUSTAIN TOMORROW At Trafalgar, we want to lead the way together with our partners on sustainable tourism. That’s why on every trip, we’re working to ensure that every place you visit and the people, natural beauty, cultures and traditions you discover are safeguarded for future generations to enjoy. Sustainability is in our DNA. That’s why we’re making travel more sustainable together with our partner foundation, TreadRight. TreadRight is a not-for-profit foundation, established by our parent company The Travel Corporation (TTC), which sees our brands give financial support to sustainable tourism projects around the world. Together we are: • INVESTING IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES • PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT • PARTNERING FOR A BETTER FUTURE 16
PARTNERING FOR A BETTER FUTURE Sustainability is a journey we all share. We’re working with employees, partners and you, our guests, to support communities worldwide. In addition to our new ME to WE volunteering adventures, we have supported life-changing development projects in our partnership with Free The Children, such as the building of schools in China, Ecuador and Kenya (pictured). PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT We all have our part to play in safeguarding our environment. Not only will we take you on an unforgettable adventure but you will be helping to protect the places of natural beauty and wildlife we visit.
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*Per person. These Early Payment Discounts apply to the land portion of selected vacations and departures. See itinerary pages. Can be combined with other discounts, where applicable. Pay your deposit when booking and the balance by the date shown. Offer is subject to availability, exclusions may apply and the offer may be withdrawn without notice. See page 42 for full conditions. Conditions: Discounts only apply to the land portion of your vacation and are not applicable with extra nights’ accommodations, optional extensions, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, surcharges and airport transfers. Sometimes more than one discount can apply. Past guest savings are available after your initial trip is completed. Savings limited to one per trip and applied to the higher priced of two trips if you book two at once. Book two or more trips applies to vacations booked simultaneously, savings are applied to the shortest trips. Groups are limited to one group per coach, not available on our Greek Island Hopper trip. Young traveler limited to two discounts per room in Europe and South Africa (three in USA and Central America). Young Travelers must be aged 5-17 (5-11 in South Africa) at time of travel and can only be combined with Triple and Quad discount when children are under16 years old (under18 years old for USA and Central America). Triple rooms are suitable for two adults and one child (three adults may find rooms too small as they often have one double and one foldaway bed and limited suitcase space). Triple and Quad rooms are limited on cruises and not available on our South Africa trip. Solo travel is not accepted on our Family Experience vacations unless traveling as part of a family group. Deposit protection, travel credits can only be redeemed once per person and a limit of one trip credit applies. Does not apply if you previously received a full refund. We reserve the right to validate past booking status. If for any reason you do not travel, this credit remains for future use for five years.
How about booking two or more trips and saving up to 2.5%? The more trips you book, the more you save. If they’re seven days or longer and you book multiple trips for one vacation period, we offer you greater savings. BOOK TWO OR MORE TRIPS SAVE UP TO $564* SAVE UP TO 10% WHEN YOU PAY IN FULL BY JANUARY 12, 2017 - ALL DESTINATIONS SAVE UP TO $423* SAVE UP TO 7.5% WHEN YOU PAY IN FULL BY FEBRUARY 28, 2017 - ALL DESTINATIONS SAVE UP TO $282* SAVE UP TO 5% WHEN YOU PAY IN FULL BY APRIL 27, 2017 - ALL DESTINATIONS Our guests are core to who we are. To thank you for your loyalty, we offer 5% off your next vacation. Let us take you to your destination of choice or visit our sister brands for inspiration: ttc.com/loyalty WELCOMING BACK PAST GUESTS Save when three of you travel together. If you book a triple room, enjoy discounts for all three guests. We also offer quad rooms on some of our Family Experiences. TRIPLE SHARE Share the spirit of wanderlust with younger members of the family. On all trips, young travelers 5-17 years old (5-11 in South Africa) enjoy up to 10% off when accompanying an adult. YOUNG TRAVELER YOUR SAVINGS Experience the best vacations, spectacular savings and comprehensive Travel Protection with Trafalgar. 18
DEFINITE DEPARTURES We guarantee our trips will depart (weather and other conditions dependent, of course) as soon as enough guests are booked. Look out for the green check when browsing prices and dates on www.trafalgar.com More friends? In a group of 5-9, get 5% off per person, which may be combined with other discounts. More than 10 of you? Contact us to ask about even bigger discounts, savings and our free trip policy. TRAVEL WITH FAMILY OR FRIENDS SOLO TRAVELER Solo travelers have different needs. We keep it simple by providing the privacy of your own room. See single-room prices on the itinerary pages. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experience vacations unless traveling as part of a family group. Life happens. If you are forced to cancel your booking, instead of losing your deposit, we will keep it as a $200 credit.
We’ll honor this amount on any future trip, for up to five years. DEPOSIT PROTECTION TRAFALGAR’S TRAVEL PROTECTION Trafalgar’s Travel Protection provides benefits for trip cancellation (prior to travel) for any reason, plus benefits while traveling for interruptions, trip and baggage delays and more. For more infomation, see our Protection plan on page 41. 19 THE BENEFITS OF BOOKING AIR WITH TRAFALGAR 1. Your choice of airlines and schedules, all at low, competitive airfares 2. Bundle land and air for the greatest ease and peace of mind 3. Lock in airfare with a deposit only, and avoid high cancellation or change penalties Plus, we’re always looking out for deals for you. Visit www.trafalgar.com/airdeals now for the best available.
IF YOUR WORLD IS GETTING SMALL, SIMPLY MAKE IT BIGGER. 327 destinations, 57 countries, 6 continents, 1 airline. Based on average number of Delta flights per day in the March 2016 schedule. Includes flights operated by our Delta Connection® carriers: Compass Airlines, Endeavor Air, Inc., ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., GoJet Airlines, Shuttle America and SkyWest Airlines; Delta Shuttle® carriers: Shuttle America and Compass Airlines.
20 SOUTH AFRICAN ADVENTURE 13 days - 1 country Code: FAFR Begin with an exciting family safari tracking the ‘Big 5’ and other endangered species in the Kruger National Park and finish in the beautiful multicultural city of Cape Town - this African adventure has it all and more! Venture to the southernmost tip of Africa; see ostriches, monkeys, penguins and perhaps catch a glimpse of the Southern Right Whale along the way. Meet and speak to children in a Cape township and see how the Amy Biehl Foundation is working to make a difference to their future. 12 nights Hotel and Lukimbi Private Game Reserve accommodations 33 meals 12 hot buffet breakfasts 9 lunches (including Be My Guest) 12 dinners (including Be My Guest) On-trip transport All transport shown including internal flights All transfers shown YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS Visit the Lukimbi Private Game Reserve and Kruger National Park ▶ Monkeyland and Birds Eden ▶ Featherbed Nature Reserve ▶ Ostrich Farm ▶ Cango Caves ▶ Cape Aghulas ▶ Hermanus ▶ Betty’s Bay penguin beach ▶ Two Oceans Aquarium ▶ Table Mountain National Park View iconic Table Mountain ▶ the penguins at Betty’s Bay ▶ the stunning coastal scenery See the Big Five at Lukimbi Private Game Reserve and the Kruger National Park Drive the spectacular Chapman’s Peak route to Cape Point WHY ARE WE THE BEST? Read honest and unedited reviews from our guests at: www.trafalgar.com/reviews YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE BE MY GUEST Visit a township in Port Elizabeth and meet some of the local residents who will share tales of their lives as well as a home cooked meal. Enjoy warm South African hospitality with a traditional braai hosted by our local friend Kobus in the foothills of the Swartberg mountain range. Sample one of his specialties – ‘roosterkoek’ on an open fire – an experience for all the family to enjoy LOCAL SPECIALIST Experience the ultimate all inclusive safari experience at Lukimbi Private Game Reserve connected to the Kruger National Park, with daily game safaris included. A guided 4 x 4 vehicle drive with a Local Specialist through the Featherbed Nature Reserve HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure d For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES P Cape Aghulas JOHANNESBURG PORT ELIZABETH KNYSNA OUDTSHOORN CAPE TOWN HERMANUS KRUGER NATIONAL PARK SOUTH AFRICA 1 Fun on an African safari YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES PER PERSON DOUBLE SHARE Start End Overnight stays Sightseeing stops TRAVEL STYLE FROM $5725PP*
21 1 Arrive Johannesburg Welcome to South Africa. You will be met on arrival by our Trafalgar representative and escorted to the complimentary hotel shuttle for a transfer to your hotel. This evening meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers and enjoy a ‘kick-off party’ at your hotel with dinner and drinks – the perfect start to your family vacation. (KP) Hotel: Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport 2 Johannesburg ▶ Flight to Kruger Airport ▶ Transfer to Lukimbi Private Game Reserve (3 Nights) This morning take an internal flight from Johannesburg to Kruger Airport where you will be transferred on arrival to Lukimbi Private Game Reserve. Stay at this luxury bush lodge for three nights with all meals and game drives included. Lukimbi is connected to the world renowned Kruger National Park and is to be found in the picturesque Lowveld landscape of Mpumalanga province. (BB, D) Hotel: Lukimbi Private Game Reserve 3 Lukimbi Private Game Reserve ▶ Kruger National Park Enjoy the ultimate family safari experience with early morning and afternoon game drives conducted with a Local Specialist in open safari vehicles, offering an excellent chance of seeing the ‘Big Five’. Lukimbi Private Game Reserve is home to a number of the most endangered species including wild dogs. (BB, L, D) 4 Lukimbi Private Game Reserve ▶ Kruger National Park Did you know that Lukimbi is home to three of the five fastest land animals that live in South Africa - the cheetah (63 miles per hour), the wildebeest and the lion. You have the option to do a bush walk with your private ranger which is included in your stay. (BB, L, D) 5 Lukimbi Private Game Reserve ▶ Flight to Port Elizabeth d Take an internal flight this morning to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg. Known as the Friendly City, this port city is the gateway to the Garden Route, as well as the Eastern Cape’s game reserves and beaches. Visit a township and meet two local residents who will share their extraordinary stories with you and your family. Expect to be served delicious local food during this Be My Guest experience. (BB, BG) Hotel: Courtyard 6 Port Elizabeth ▶ Knysna (2 Nights) This morning stop at Storms River to view the impressive Paul Sauer Bridge which crosses the valley and towers some 139 m above the river. Continue to the famous Big Tree which is reputed to be the world’s oldest and largest Baobab tree – a great photo opportunity for your family. Your day ends with a fun filled visit to Monkeyland and Birds of Eden which are unique sanctuaries for some wonderful animals. (BB, L, D) Hotel: Protea Knysna Quays 7 Knysna ▶ Featherbed Nature Reserve Excursion e d This morning take an excursion to the Featherbed Nature Reserve for some hiking, a ferry ride and then a 4 x 4 vehicle trip to the headland onto the Reserve, stopping at spectacular viewpoints. Your Local Specialist will give you information on the fauna and flora. Perhaps venture further and take an optional guided 2.2km walk through coastal forest and fynbos into ancient sea caves. After taking in all the spectacular views, enjoy a scrumptious lunch with your family at an outdoor restaurant under a canopy of Milkwood trees. Return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure. (BB, L, D) 8 Knysna ▶ Oudtshoorn d This morning marks the start of a day of adventure in Oudtshoorn – also known as the “Feather Capital” of South Africa due to its ostrich farm industry. Our first visit will be a guided tour of a working Ostrich Farm where you learn about the largest bird on earth. Continue to Kobus se Gat located at the foothills of the majestic Swartberg Mountains and enjoy an authentic Be My Guest South African Braai. After lunch visit a local school in Oudtshoorn – a Join Trafalgar initiative. The day ends with a visit to the Cango Caves, a subterranean wonderland of magnificent stalactite and stalagmite rocks. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel. (BB, BG, D) Hotel: La Plume Guest House 9 Oudtshoorn ▶ Cape Agulhas ▶ Hermanus Visit the magical Cape Agulhas which is located at the southernmost tip of Africa. It is also the official meeting point of the Indian and the Atlantic Ocean. Lunch is in Hermanus one of the best-known places for whale watching in the world. Visit the Whale Museum and dine at your hotel this evening. (BB, L, D) Hotel: Harbor Square 10 Hermanus ▶ Betty’s Bay ▶ Cape Town (3 Nights) Travel to Betty’s Bay where you stop and view one of most incredible penguin colonies on the coast of Africa. On arrival in picturesque Cape Town visit the Two Oceans Aquarium- one of the finest in the world. Learn about mysterious deep sea creatures, dangerous predators and see a real “happy feet” family. Later perhaps join an Optional Experience to Robben Island (weather permitting). Dine tonight at a local restaurant. (BB, L, D) Hotel: Southern Sun Waterfront 11 Cape Town ▶ Visit Table Mountain ▶ Visit the Amy Biehl Foundation This morning take a cable car to the summit of the legendary and breath-taking Table Mountain (weather permitting). Later enjoy a city tour taking in sights such as the Parliament Buildings, Company Gardens, City Hall and Slave Lodge. Move up the cobblestoned hills to the Malay Quarter and marvel at the ice-cream colors of the quaint Bo-Kaap homes. This afternoon, visit the Amy Biehl foundation – a Join Trafalgar initiative. This evening enjoy a wonderful highlight dinner and show at a local restaurant. (BB, L, D) 12 Cape Town ▶ Chapman’s Peak Drive ▶ Cape Point Excursion ▶ Kirstenbosch Gardens Visit Drive along the exquisite stretch of coastline known as Millionaire’s Paradise from Clifton to Camps Bay. Then wind along the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive, hugging the cliffs before arriving for lunch at the Cape of Good Hope. A funicular takes you from Cape Point up to the lighthouse for outstanding views. Meander back along the coast visiting the historic naval port of Simon’s Town. Finally stop at the world famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens where there is time for adventure for all the family. Dine tonight at a local restaurant. (BB, L, D) 13 Depart Cape Town Bid your newfound friends farewell after an unforgettable adventure in South Africa. An airport transfer is provided to Cape Town International Airport. Dependent on flight departure times consider ending your vacation on a high this morning and take a Heli Flip helicopter flight. Otherwise consider booking additional nights and extend your stay in Cape Town. (BB) TRIP PLANNER ITINERARY PRICE PP PRICE PP Start Joburg End CapeTown Double Share Start Joburg End CapeTown Double Share SOUTH AFRICA Learn about the Ostrich Try and spot some of the big five Cable car up Table Mountain F †Travel to South Africa often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
JOIN TRAFALGAR TRAVEL TODAY, SUSTAIN TOMORROW Amy Biehl Foundation A non-profit organization that offers programmes to develop and empower youth (5 – 18 years of age) living in the challenged and vulnerable communities within the Western Cape. The programmes place a focus on education through creativity. f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP † International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 19.
Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless traveling as part of a family group. Internal Flights: The above prices include the internal air fares for the flights Johannesburg - Kruger Airport - Johannesburg and Johannesburg - Port Elizabeth, and are accurate as of July 2016. For up to date pricing please visit our website. One piece of hold luggage restricted to 23kg/50lbs. Please note: International airfare between your gateway city and the vacation start/ end city is additional, please call Trafalgar for special airfares.
Airport Transfers: At the start of the trip, the Southern Sun hotel is located at O.R. Tambo International Airport for convenience, and offers a complimentary shuttle service. A departure transfer is available to Cape Town International Airport. Important Visa information: Visas are required for South Africa, please contact your travel agent for more information and advice. Hotels: Please note hotels may be subject to change. Book early for great savings - see pages 18-19. Extra nights’ accomodations page 40. WiFi: See page 42 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. Single Supplement (add to price above): $1120p.p. Exceptions from 12-Feb to 09-Apr: $1270p.p. Triple Discount (deduct from price above): $770 p.p. UP TO EARLYBIRDSAVINGS SAVE $423P.
P. More great savings on page 18 SU 12FEB FR 24FEB 6025 SU 02JUL FR 14JUL 5725 SU 09JUL FR 21JUL 5725 SU 12MAR FR 24MAR 6025 SU 16JUL FR 28JUL 5725 SU 30JUL FR 11AUG 5725 SU 09APR FR 21APR 6025 SU 06AUG FR 18AUG 5725 SU 18JUN FR 30JUN 5725 SU 13AUG FR 25AUG 5725 Quad Discount (deduct from price above): $1160p.p. Young Traveler Discount $540 (deduct from price above)
Changing of the Guard, London 2 3 1 1 2 RUTHIN CASTLE LANCASTER EDINBURGH Hadrian’s Wall Liverpool BRISTOL Bath Lacock LONDON Oxford Lake District Tatton Park Llangollen ENGLAND YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Stay in the 13th century Ruthin Castle in North Wales with its original moat and acres of parkland CULTURAL INSIGHT Enjoy a butler and housekeeper tour at the stately 18th century National Trust property, Tatton Park Mansion house LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in London and Edinburgh HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure d For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol 10 days - 3 countries 9 nights Hotel accommodations 13 meals 9 full breakfasts 4 dinners On-trip transport All transport shown All transfers shown Code: FCAS Uncover the mystery and magic of a land of kings and queens, musicians, magicians and muggles. See Harry Potter’s London, stay in a castle and learn about life as a Roman soldier at Hadrian’s Wall. You’ll tour the university city of Oxford, see the birthplace of the Beatles and hear tales of bravery, treason and intrigue in Edinburgh.
YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS City tour in London ▶ Edinburgh Orientation of Oxford ▶ Bristol ▶ Liverpool Visit the Tower of London ▶ one of the famous Oxford University halls ▶ picturesque Lacock village ▶ the Roman Baths of Bath ▶ Llangollen ▶ Tatton Park to meet the butler and housekeeper ▶ the Lake District ▶ the Roman Army Museum ▶ Hadrian’s Wall ▶ Edinburgh Castle View the scenic Lake District WHY ARE WE THE BEST? Read honest and unedited reviews from our guests at: www.trafalgar.com/reviews TRAVEL STYLE P CASTLES AND KILTS YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES ROMAN BRITAIN REVISITED Experience life as a Roman soldier on the dramatic front line of Emperor Hadrian’s British frontier. ROMAN BRITAIN REVISITED YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE 22 PER PERSON DOUBLE SHARE Start End Overnight stays Sightseeing stops FROM $2475PP*
Authentic Accommodations on this trip Changing of Guard Harry Potter Experience AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS 3 Edinburgh Tattoo 04-26 August 2017: We’ve included Tattoo tickets when you’re in Edinburgh during these dates. See page 75 for further details. 1 Arrive London (3 Nights) Welcome to London – one of the most exciting capital cities in the world. After check-in the rest of the day is free for you to explore. This evening meet with your fellow travelers and Travel Director at the hotel. Tonight we will take you out for a fun evening at apopular London restaurant for your Kick-off Party. Your Travel Director will explain all the cool things you can do in London. (KP) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Kings Cross Bloomsbury 2 London Sightseeing d Your Local Specialist shows you the city’s sights including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. See the location of the red telephone box where Harry Potter and Mr. Weasley descend into the secret Ministry of Magic in the ‘Order of the Phoenix’. Admire the magical platform 9¾ sign where Harry catches the Hogwarts Express. Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (subject to event taking place). After free time for lunch at St. Katherine’s Dock near Tower Bridge, visit the Tower of London to see the Crown Jewels. (FB) 3 London e Today you are free to explore the city on your own. Perhaps visit the Tate Modern or the scary London Dungeon. Shop for fashions in the West End, pop into the most famous toy store in the world – Hamleys on Regent Street – or take a day trip to Windsor Castle. The options are endless and your Travel Director will be happy to help. (FB) 4 London ▶ Oxford ▶ Lacock ▶ Bristol Travel west to Oxford for an orientation of this famous university city. Kings, queens, presidents and prime ministers have all studied here, and you may even have the chance to look inside one of the historic halls (if students are not sitting exams). Later travel to picturesque Lacock in rural Wiltshire – one of England’s most beautiful villages. See Harry Potter’s house and other historic buildings used as locations in recent films. Perhaps take time to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea and cake in one of the local tea rooms before arriving in Bristol for your overnight stay. (FB) Hotel: Mercure Holland House 5 Bristol ▶ Bath ▶ Llangollen ▶ Ruthin Castle (2 Nights) d Your orientation of Bath includes the Pulteney Bridge and famous Georgian architecture. Visit the Roman Baths and Pump Room and view Bath Abbey, founded in 1499. Cross the border into Wales and visit the town of Llangollen, famous for its annual Eisteddfod. Travel over the picturesque Horseshoe Pass before arriving at your castle hotel for the next two nights. This evening enjoy a Welsh-themed dinner with your travel companions. (FB, RM) Hotel: Ruthin Castle Authentic Accommodations 6 Excursion to Liverpool There are many things to see and do in Liverpool. Perhaps visit the World Museum or the Merseyside Maritime Museum featuring a gallery devoted to the story of the Titanic. Consider joining an Optional Experience which takes in sites further afield from the city center including Liverpool Cathedral and Mathew Street, birthplace of the Beatles. Later return to your castle for free time to relax and explore the castle grounds. (FB) 7 Ruthin Castle ▶ Tatton Park ▶ Lancaster d Visit Tatton Park for a Cultural Insight into an elegant mansion house set in an 1,000 acre deer park, where the butler and housekeeper take you on a guided tour. Continue north to the Lake District and see some of the most beautiful countryside in the world. Perhaps take a ride on a steam train or cruise across Lake Windermere before reaching your hotel, where you dine tonight. (FB, D) Hotel: Lancaster House 8 Lancaster ▶ Hadrian’s Wall ▶ Edinburgh (2 Nights) Visit the Roman Army Museum for an insight into life as a Roman soldier during the time that they occupied parts of the country. Visit Hadrian’s Wall, built by order of the Emperor Hadrian in 122 AD, the most important Roman monument in Britain. Later in Edinburgh – Scotland’s capital – your Travel Director will propose a fun night out. During the Edinburgh Festival, tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo in the castle grounds are included. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn 9 Edinburgh Sightseeing e d Experience the beautiful sights of Edinburgh during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist, including the Royal Mile, the famous Scott Monument followed by your choice of sightseeing to the Edinburgh Castle or Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura. See the Scottish Crown Jewels during your visit to Edinburgh Castle and hear tales of bravery, treason and intrigue. Spend the afternoon exploring on your own or join your Travel Director for an Optional Experience. Celebrate the end of your journey this evening with your fellow travelers and Travel Director at a special Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) 10 Depart Edinburgh Say goodbye to your new friends at the end of an amazing vacation. Transfers are available to Edinburgh Airport. Conditions apply. (FB) TRIP PLANNER d Insider Experience KP Kick-off Party e Free time BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast L Lunch RM Regional Meal BG Be My Guest Dining D Dinner DW Dinner with Wine FD Farewell Dinner ITINERARY PRICE PP PRICE PP Start London End Edinburgh Double Share Start London End Edinburgh Double Share 23 Ruthin Castle, North Wales, UK Originally founded in 1277, you’ll follow in the footsteps of royalty and gain a deeper understanding of the history of the castle and Wales during your stay at this Authentic Accommodations.
Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1. † EUROPE AND EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 19. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless traveling as part of a family group. Airport transfers: Transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Edinburgh Airport at 7am and 9am.
London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 40 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $68 per person. WiFi: See page 42 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 18-19. Extra nights’ accommodations page 40. * All prices are per person, double share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences. Single Supplement (add to price above): $700 p.p. Triple Discount (deduct from price above): $250 p.p. UP TO EARLYBIRDSAVINGS SAVE $270P.
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ROME FLORENCE ITALY VENICE Pisa Bologna 3 3 3 Family fun in Venice 10 days - 2 countries Code: FGIC Hold on to your helmet for this family expedition marching through the Eternal City of Rome, illustrious Florence and the historic lagoon of Venice. Experience life as a Roman gladiator and learn the basics of sword-fighting, toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain and create your own Venetian Carnival mask before devouring the pizza you’ve just learnt to make. 9 nights Hotel accommodations 14 meals 9 hot buffet breakfasts 5 dinners (including Be My Guest) On-trip transport All transport shown All transfers shown YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS City tour in Rome ▶ Florence ▶ Bologna ▶ Venice Orientation of Pisa Visit St. Peter’s Basilica ▶ the amazing Vatican Museums ▶ the Sistine Chapel ▶ the Colosseum in Rome ▶ the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square View the ancient sites of Rome ▶ Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence ▶ the Leaning Tower of Pisa on Piazza del Duomo ▶ the Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE TRAVEL STYLE P YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE BE MY GUEST Enjoy local Tuscan cuisine with Count Miari Fulcis on his 15th century organic olive oil estate in the Tuscan hills, used as a location for many famous films like ‘Room with a View’ and ‘Tea with Mussolini’ CULTURAL INSIGHT Experience life as a gladiator with an included visit to a Gladiator School in Rome. Learn how to make authentic pizza in Rome and then savor the taste of your creation. Indulge in an Italian gelato at a local ‘gelateria’ in Florence. Learn about the Venetian tradition of carnival masks and paint your own to take home and visit a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING A guided walking tour of ‘Secret Venice’ to the Rialto food market with a group size of no more than 25 guests LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Rome, Florence, Bologna and Venice d For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES GLADIATORS, GONDOLAS AND GOLD 24 PER PERSON DOUBLE SHARE Start End Overnight stays Sightseeing stops LET THE GAMES BEGIN Imagine the thundering applause of a crowded amphitheater as you learn about life as a Roman gladiator and the basics of sword fighting. LET THE GAMES BEGIN FROM $2525PP*
1 Arrive Rome (3 Nights) Welcome to Italy. After check-in take a wander through the city’s ancient streets and soak up the amazing atmosphere. This afternoon meet with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Peter’s 2 Rome Sightseeing e d Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour starting with a guided visit of the Vatican Museums featuring Michelangelo’s frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Explore St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the holiest sites in the world. Across the Tiber in ancient Rome, visit the Colosseum, former site of gladiatorial combat, and see the other ancient sites of Rome. (BB) 3 Rome ▶ Visit a Gladiator School e d Today experience life as a Roman gladiator. After a short introduction to Roman history from your Local Specialist, you will learn the basics of gladiatorial sword fighting - an experience to remember forever. This afternoon explore the city on your own. Rome’s rich history is apparent everywhere you look and there is so much to see and do. Perhaps take a trip to the Castel Sant’Angelo, relax in the Villa Borghese or throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain. This evening gain a Cultural Insight during an authentic Italian pizza cooking demonstration and enjoy a slice or two. (BB, RM) 4 Rome ▶ Florence (3 Nights) After a leisurely start this morning drive north through picturesque scenery to the Renaissance city of Florence for a three-night stay. (BB) Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo 5 Florence Sightseeing e d See the sights of Florence during your walking tour with a Local Specialist including the magnificent Duomo and the famous Baptistery. Marvel at Michelangelo’s statue of David at the Academy of Fine Arts. Afterwards your Travel Director will take you to indulge in a refreshing gelato in the city where it was invented. This evening join your companions for a special Be My Guest dinner at a magnificent Tuscan villa with beautiful views across olive groves and vineyards. The villa has featured as a film location in numerous films including ‘A Room with a View’ by James Ivory. You will be hosted by the family and enjoy local specialties. (BB, BG) 6 Florence ▶ Excursion to Pisa Cross the Arno Valley to Pisa. In the UNESCO World Heritage Site Piazza del Duomo see the famous Leaning Tower as well as the beautiful sculpted marble cathedral. See the Baptistery and the cemetery built on soil from Calvary in the Holy Land. Later arrive back to Florence to enjoy free time exploring the city. (BB) 7 Florence ▶ Bologna ▶ Venice (3 Nights) d Cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains and stop in Bologna – the home of ‘Bolognese Sauce’ – for a wonderful sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Arrive later this afternoon in the magical island city of Venice – Queen of the Adriatic. (BB, DW) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana 8 Venice ▶ Canal Cruise and Orientation d Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square and view the Bridge of Sighs where condemned prisoners caught their last glimpse of the city. View the exquisite Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Campanile. Experience a Cultural Insight first hand during a glassblowing demonstration and learn about the Venetian tradition of Carnival masks with the chance to paint and decorate your own. Later perhaps take a ride on a gondola – it’s a great way to see the city in all its glory. (BB) 9 Secret Venice Walking Tour and Visit to the Rialto Food Market d Glide along the canals to the Rialto Bridge. Gain a Cultural Insight on your visit to an ancient food market and see the hidden parts of Venice during your Small Group Sightseeing walking tour. Later join your fellow travelers for a delicious Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant in Mestre. (BB, FD) 10 Depart Venice Say ‘ciao Italia’ at the end of your successful Italian adventure as you prepare to return home with fantastic memories of your family vacation. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) TRIP PLANNER d Insider Experience KP Kick-off Party e Free time BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast L Lunch RM Regional Meal BG Be My Guest Dining D Dinner DW Dinner with Wine FD Farewell Dinner ITINERARY PRICE PP PRICE PP Start Rome End Venice Double Share Start Rome End Venice Double Share Paint Venetian Carnival Masks Gelato Tasting See where Gladiators fought A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (20th -century American legal scholar and judge from 1902 to 1932) 25 Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1. † EUROPE AND EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 19.
Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless traveling as part of a family group. Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Venice’s Marco Polo Airport at 8am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $71 per person. WiFi: See page 42 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 18-19. Extra nights’ accommodations page 40. * All prices are per person, double share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences. Single Supplement (add to price above): $460 p.p. Exceptions from 04-Aug to 18-Aug: $420 p.p. Triple Discount (deduct from price above): $285 p.p. UP TO EARLYBIRDSAVINGS SAVE $265P.
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ROME FLORENCE VENICE ENGELBERG PARIS LONDON FRANCE ENGLAND ITALY SWITZERLAND Siena Bologna Verona Lucerne Calais Dover SAY CHEESE A family cooking experience with all the trimmings! Learn how to make the perfect Italian pizza and enjoy it with your family. Fun at the Eiffel Tower, Paris SAY CHEESE EUROPEAN WONDERLAND 13 days - 5 countries Code: FSPL See Europe through the eyes of your ever-curious tots as you embark on a family road trip from Rome to London filled with lashings of lion fights, carnival masks, chariot racing and cheesy pizza you’ll learn to make yourself. This is an unforgettable, hands-on exploration of Europe that will bring the destination alive for all ages.
YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS City tour in Rome ▶ Florence ▶ Bologna ▶ Paris ▶ London Orientation of Siena ▶ Venice ▶ Lucerne Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and the Colosseum in Rome ▶ the Eiffel Tower in Paris View the ancient sites of Rome ▶ Juliet’s Balcony in Verona ▶ St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice ▶ the spectacular Alpine scenery of Switzerland ▶ the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne ▶ the White Cliffs of Dover See the Vineyards of Burgundy ▶ the Somme Battlefields WHY ARE WE THE BEST?
Read honest and unedited reviews from our guests at: www.trafalgar.com/reviews CULTURAL INSIGHT A cooking experience with all the trimmings! Learn how to make tasty Italian pizza from an expert and then eat it. Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. Learn about the traditional art of Venetian Carnival Masks and paint and decorate your own LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Rome, Florence, Bologna, Paris and London HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure d For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES TRAVEL STYLE P 12 nights Hotel accommodations 18 meals 12 hot buffet breakfasts 6 dinners On-trip transport All transport shown (including ferry) All transfers shown YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES 26 PER PERSON DOUBLE SHARE Start End Overnight stays Sightseeing stops FROM $3225PP*
All the places were wonderful. Our Travel Director was superb. He was very attentive to everyone’s needs, from the youngest to the oldest of travelers. Afzal, from USA, 2016, European Wonderland Paint Venetian Carnival Masks Gelato Tasting Go up the Eiffel Tower 1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after your journey. In the evening enjoy an orientation drive where you see some of the major sites before enjoying a Kick-off Party with your fellow travelers and Travel Director. (KP) Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Peter’s 2 Rome Sightseeing e d Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist starts with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica where you see Michelangelo’s Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. Cross the Tiber to ancient Rome and visit the famous Colosseum. See the Circus Maximus where chariot racing was held. Later gain a Cultural Insight during an Italian pizza cooking demonstration. Roll the dough, scatter your ingredients on top and bake in a traditional pizza oven before eating. (BB, RM) 3 Rome ▶ Siena ▶ Florence (2 Nights) Head north through the picturesque Chianti wine-producing region. In the beautiful medieval town of Siena stroll through cobbled streets to the magnificent Piazza del Campo, where the colorful Palio bareback horse race takes place every year. Join your companions this evening for a special Italian Regional Meal. (BB, RM) Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo 4 Florence Sightseeing e d Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to many artistic masterpieces. View the marble Duomo and visit Piazza della Signoria during your walking tour of the city with a Local Specialist. Spend free time afterwards exploring on your own or perhaps join an Optional Experience to Pisa. Later admire amazing city views from Piazzale Michelangelo and taste a delicious mouth-watering gelato. (BB) 5 Florence ▶ Bologna ▶ Venice (2 Nights) d Cross the Apennine Mountains to the city of Bologna. Here your Local Specialist will show you the Kissing Towers and Neptune’s Fountain before enjoying free time to sample typical Italian cuisine for your lunch. Later arrive in Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. (BB, DW) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana 6 Venice Orientation e d See the marvelous Byzantine architecture as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. See the Bridge of Sighs, ornate Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica and Campanile. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island. Learn about the great Venetian tradition of Carnival masks from a Local Specialist with the chance to paint and decorate a mask of your very own. In your free time perhaps cruise across the lagoon to Burano Island for a delicious meal. (BB) 7 Venice ▶ Verona ▶ Engelberg (2 Nights) Drive west across the Veneto plains and stop in Shakespeare’s Verona to see the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony. Your journey continues past the commercial center of Milan and north via Como and Lugano to the Swiss Lake District. Traverse the scenic alpine St. Gotthard route into central Switzerland and arrive at the winter sports resort of Engelberg. (BB) Hotel: Ramada Regina Titlis Engelberg 8 Lucerne Orientation e Your orientation tour of historic Lucerne includes the Lion Monument, built to commemorate the heroism of the Swiss guards during the French Revolution. Walk across the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge and see beautiful swans gliding on the lake. Don’t miss the opportunity to take an exciting Optional Experience to one of the surrounding mountain with breathtaking views. Later there is time to shop for Swiss souvenirs including watches and chocolate. (BB, D) 9 Engelberg ▶ Paris (2 Nights) From Switzerland cross the River Rhine and the French border. Travel through the famous Burgundy wine region and view the sprawling vineyards. Later in the glittering capital Paris, you have the chance to sample the delights that await you tomorrow. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Center Tour Eiffel 10 Paris Sightseeing e d Your Local Specialist provides fascinating commentary during your guided sightseeing tour, which includes a drive along the Champs Élysées with views of the Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde. From the second level of the Eiffel Tower see the city laid out before you in all its glory. Tonight celebrate with your companions and Travel Director at a special Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) 11 Paris ▶ London (2 Nights) Travel past First World War battlefields on the way to Calais. Cross by ferry to Dover and see the famous White Cliffs before arriving in London. (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Kings Cross Bloomsbury 12 London Sightseeing e d See all the major sights in the capital this morning with your Local Specialist, including views of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Afterwards, spend free time exploring some of the many attractions or shop in the West End and Knightsbridge. (FB) 13 Depart London Say goodbye to your companions in London at the end of a memorable vacation. (FB) TRIP PLANNER d Insider Experience KP Kick-off Party e Free time BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast L Lunch RM Regional Meal BG Be My Guest Dining D Dinner DW Dinner with Wine FD Farewell Dinner ITINERARY PRICE PP PRICE PP Start Rome End London Double Share Start Rome End London Double Share 27 Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1. † EUROPE AND EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 19.
Share Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless traveling as part of a family group. Unused London Accommodations: Prices are per person per night $122 Airport transfers: On arrival to Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 40 for details. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe.
Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $79 per person. WiFi: See page 42 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 18-19. Extra nights’ accommodations page 40. * All prices are per person, double share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences. Single Supplement (add to price above): $900p.p. Triple Discount (deduct from price above): $395 p.p. UP TO EARLYBIRDSAVINGS SAVE $343P. P. More great savings on page 18 TH 01JUN TU 13JUN 3425 TH 08JUN TU 20JUN 3425 TH 03AUG TU 15AUG 3225 TH 15JUN TU 27JUN 3425 TH 10AUG TU 22AUG 3225 TH 22JUN TU 04JUL 3425 TH 17AUG TU 29AUG 3225 TH 29JUN TU 11JUL 3425 TH 24AUG TU 05SEP 3225 TH 31AUG TU 12SEP 3325 TH 06JUL TU 18JUL 3350 TH 13JUL TU 25JUL 3275 TH 07SEP TU 19SEP 3425 TH 20JUL TU 01AUG 3250 TH 14SEP TU 26SEP 3425 TH 27JUL TU 08AUG 3250 TH 21SEP TU 03OCT 3425 Quad Discount (deduct from price above): $595 p.p. Young Traveler Discount $343 (deduct from price above)
Learn about the myths and legends of the Greek gods and goddesses exploring the ancient ruins of the Aegean. GREECE ATHENS Mediterranean Sea High-Speed Ferry MYKONOS SANTORINI Piraeus Aegean Sea Cyclades High-Speed Ferry Fun in the sun in Santorini 28 GREEK ISLAND HOPPER 10 days - 1 country Code: FGIH Take your family on a journey through the ages. Myths and legends, tales of gods and goddesses follow your jaunt from the ruins of the Parthenon and Acropolis in Athens to languid island life on the Aegean islands of Mykonos and Santorini. You’ll also embark on a volcanic adventure to uninhabited Nea Kamini to bathe in its hot springs.
9 nights Hotel accommodations 12 meals 9 buffet breakfasts 3 dinners On-trip transport All transport shown (including 3 high-speed ferries) All transfers shown YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS City tour in Athens Orientation of Mykonos ▶ Santorini Visit the Acropolis in Athens View the Parthenon ▶ Hadrian’s Arch ▶ the 1896 Olympic Stadium in Athens WHY ARE WE THE BEST? Read honest and unedited reviews from our guests at: www.trafalgar.com/reviews CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit the island of Nea Kameni and swim in the hot springs of this ancient volcanic island LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Athens HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure d For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol TRAVEL STYLE P TALL STORIES YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE PER PERSON DOUBLE SHARE Start End Overnight stays Sightseeing stops FROM $2450PP*
29 Swim in the Mediterranean Sea See where the Greek Gods were worshipped High speed Ferries between Islands 1 Arrive Athens (2 Nights) Welcome to Athens. Transfers are available to your hotel on arrival. Unwind after your journey or take time to explore this ancient city. Meet later with your fellow travelers and your Travel Director for a Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Metropolitan/Divani Palace/ Crowne Plaza 2 Athens Sightseeing d Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist starts with a visit to see the Parthenon on the Acropolis, one of the most famous monuments in the world. A sacred site since Mycenaen times, Athenians worshipped their deities in temples at the Acropolis. See the Panathinaiko Olympic stadium, the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier plus other wondrous sights including the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. The rest of the day is free for you to explore on your own or shop. Tonight why not visit the Plaka with its many restaurants. (BB) 3 Athens ▶ Mykonos (3 Nights) At the port of Piraeus, board a fast ferry for your crossing to the idyllic Cycladic Island of Mykonos, playground of the rich and famous. Enjoy an orientation on arrival, then spend free time admiring the unique windmills, narrow winding pathways and tempting boutiques. Join your fellow travelers this evening for a Regional Meal of local traditional cuisine. (BB, RM) Hotel: Pelican Bay/Akroyali/Kamari 4 Mykonos e You have two glorious days to spend exploring Mykonos. The most cosmopolitan of all the Greek islands, Mykonos is also well-known for its splendid beaches. This glittering, glamorous destination features an old town that is packed with charm, where whitewashed cubic houses with blue wooden shutters and balconies line labyrinthine cobbled streets. Notable landmarks include the picturesque waterside area of Little Venice, the 17th century Church of the Paraportiani, the Archaeological Museum and the Aegean Maritime Museum. In Greek mythology Mykonos was the site of a battle between Zeus and the Titans, and named in honour of Apollo’s grandson. Don’t forget to swim in the sparkling sea and enjoy fresh salads and seafood at a waterfront restaurant. For sightseeing further afield, take a trip to Delos, believed by the ancients to be the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo, where you will find many interesting temples and sanctuaries. (BB) 5 Mykonos e In Greek mythology Mykonos was the site of a battle between Zeus and the Titans, and named in honour of Apollo’s grandson. Don’t forget to swim in the sparkling sea and enjoy fresh salads and seafood at a waterfront restaurant. For sightseeing further afield, take a trip to Delos, believed by the ancients to be the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo, where you will find many interesting temples and sanctuaries. (BB) 6 Mykonos ▶ Santorini (3 Nights) A short ferry ride brings you to the beautiful island of Santorini, your home for the next three days. An orientation on arrival will introduce you to this stunning island. Comprising of small circular archipelago of volcanic islands in the southern Aegean Sea, Santorini is all that remains of an enormous volcanic explosion. The island’s spectacular physical beauty coupled with its dynamic nightlife makes it one of Europe’s most popular hotspots. Tonight, join your companions for a Regional Meal of typical Greek specialties. (BB, RM) Hotel: El Greco Resort/Santorini Palace/Orizontes 7 Santorini e Santorini offers a wealth of exciting things to do, or you might like to simply spend your time relaxing in the sun. Wander down winding cobbled streets full of whitewashed houses, admire breathtaking views across the caldera and stunning sunsets. For sightseeing, visit the Folklore Museum, the Naval Museum or discover Cycladic architecture. (BB) 8 Santorini d e Santorini makes some of the Greek islands’ best wines so perhaps take a tour of a local winery and taste some for yourself. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into life on the Caldera by enjoying an included cruise in a ‘kaiki’ to the volcanic island of Nea Kamini to swim in the hot springs. Embrace the magic of Santorini. (BB) 9 Santorini ▶ Athens Take the high-speed ferry to the port of Piraeus in Athens for the final night of your trip. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest ofthedayrelaxingorshoppingforsouvenirs.(BB) Hotel: Metropolitan/Divani Palace/ Crowne Plaza 10 Depart Athens Say goodbye to the wonderful Greek Islands and the classical city of Athens as you are transferred to the airport for your flight home. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) TRIP PLANNER d Insider Experience KP Kick-off Party e Free time BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast L Lunch RM Regional Meal BG Be My Guest Dining D Dinner DW Dinner with Wine FD Farewell Dinner ITINERARY PRICE PP PRICE PP Start Athens End Athens Double Share Start Athens End Athens Double Share EUROPE AND EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN †Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1. f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP † International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 19.
Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless traveling as part of a family group. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. Cruise Connection: this trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe. Please note: Itinerary may vary due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious vacations or unforeseen circumstances. Book early for great savings - see pages 18-19. Extra nights’ accomodations page 40. WiFi: See page 42 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. Single Supplement (add to price above): $850 p.p. Exceptions from 03-Jun to 30-Jun: $890 p.p. from 03-Jul to 26-Aug: $1200 p.p. Triple Discount (deduct from price above): $230 p.p. SA 22APR MO 01MAY 2450 TU 27JUN TH 06JUL 2725 TU 25APR TH 04MAY 2450 FR 30JUN SU 09JUL 2725 FR 28APR SU 07MAY 2450 MO 03JUL WE 12JUL 2995 MO 01MAY WE 10MAY 2450 TH 06JUL SA 15JUL 2995 TH 04MAY SA 13MAY 2450 SU 09JUL TU 18JUL 2995 SU 07MAY TU 16MAY 2450 WE 12JUL FR 21JUL 2995 WE 10MAY FR 19MAY 2450 SA 15JUL MO 24JUL 2995 SA 13MAY MO 22MAY 2450 TU 18JUL TH 27JUL 2995 TU 16MAY TH 25MAY 2450 FR 21JUL SU 30JUL 2995 FR 19MAY SU 28MAY 2450 MO 24JUL WE 02AUG 2995 MO 22MAY WE 31MAY 2450 TH 27JUL SA 05AUG 2995 TH 25MAY SA 03JUN 2450 SU 30JUL TU 08AUG 2995 SU 28MAY TU 06JUN 2450 WE 31MAY FR 09JUN 2450 WE 02AUG FR 11AUG 2995 SA 05AUG MO 14AUG 2995 SA 03JUN MO 12JUN 2725 TU 08AUG TH 17AUG 2995 TU 06JUN TH 15JUN 2725 FR 11AUG SU 20AUG 2995 FR 09JUN SU 18JUN 2725 MO 14AUG WE 23AUG 2995 MO 12JUN WE 21JUN 2725 TH 17AUG SA 26AUG 2995 TH 15JUN SA 24JUN 2725 SU 20AUG TU 29AUG 2995 SU 18JUN TU 27JUN 2725 WE 23AUG FR 01SEP 2995 WE 21JUN FR 30JUN 2725 SA 26AUG MO 04SEP 2995 SA 24JUN MO 03JUL 2725 Quad Discount (deduct from price above): $350 p.p. Young Traveler Discount $270 (deduct from price above)
COLORADO DAKOTA IDAHO MONTANA SOUTH UTAH WYOMING DENVER Optional departure city. Airport Arrival at 5 p.m. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Grand Teton National Park RAPID CITY Keystone JACKSON SALT LAKE CITY Cody SHERIDAN Black Hills West Yellowstone 320 GUEST RANCH Montpelier Start End Optional Extension Number of overnight stays Sightseeing stops Cowboys at the Ranch Code: DWWA Calling all wranglers for a ride into the sunset, through the mighty Rocky Mountains to the Badlands of South Dakota. Trot through Montana’s Big Sky Country where you’ll stay at an 1898 homestead and watch as Old Faithful spouts steam at Yellowstone. You’ll also see the American presidents sculpted at Mount Rushmore and say hi to Buffalo Bill in Cody. 8 nights Hotel accommodations 14 meals 8 full breakfasts 2 lunches 4 dinners On-trip transport All transport shown All transfers shown YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS Visit Jackson ▶ The Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier ▶ Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park ▶ Cody ▶ 320 Guest Ranch ▶ Black Hills ▶ Bear Country USA View Mount Rushmore ▶ Crazy Horse Memorial WHY ARE WE THE BEST?
Read honest and unedited reviews from our guests at: www.trafalgar.com/reviews P TRAVEL STYLE AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Spend the night at an authentic 1800s Montana homestead to relive the early Western atmosphere LOCAL SPECIALIST Join a Local Specialist in Yellowstone National Park who explains the geysers and mudpots the area is famous for d For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES WILD WEST, COWBOYS AND BUFFALOS 9 days - 1 country 30 PER PERSON DOUBLE SHARE Start End Overnight stays Sightseeing stops Optional Explore old-style Montana ranch life with a real-life horse wrangler or down the wild waters of the Gallatin River A ROOTIN’ TOOTIN’ TIME FROM $2550PP*
1 Arrive Salt Lake City Welcome to Salt Lake City. Arrive at your hotel and enjoy some time on your own this afternoon to relax or venture out to see some of the main attractions. This evening, meet your fellow adventurers at 6 p.m. for a Kick-off Party with your Travel Director. (KP) Hotel: Little America 2 Salt Lake City ▶ Montpelier ▶ Jackson Put on your cowboy hats, pull up your boots and get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime. Head north and enter Wyoming for your first encounter with the mighty Rocky Mountains. Follow trails blazed by rugged mountain men centuries ago. Stop at the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier to get a glimpse into the thrills and challenges of the Old Trail. Enjoy lunch in a covered wagon before crossing the famous Oregon Trail to the authentic Old West town of Jackson. Passing through the town’s famous landmark arch of tangled elk antlers, take a walk back in time as you explore the Town Square with its Western boardwalks, craft boutiques and ice cream shops—all surrounded by the majestic Rockies. This evening, take a wagon ride out to the river for a rib-stickin’ Chuckwagon Regional Meal. (FB, L, RM) Hotel: Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa 3 Jackson ▶ Grand Teton National Park ▶ 320 Guest Ranch d Rise early if you’d like to rollick down the Snake River on a scenic optional wilderness float trip (seasonal). Later, discover dramatic Grand Teton National Park. Travel onward to Montana’s Big Sky Country and settle in for big fun at an 1898 homestead where you will enjoy a classic Western dinner. (FB, D) Hotel: 320 Guest Ranch Authentic Accommodations 4 320 Guest Ranch ▶ Yellowstone National Park (2 Nights) Giddy up cowboys and cowgirls. There are many fun choices on the Ranch this morning: join a whitewater rafting trip down the Gallatin River or saddle up and ride with a real-life horse wrangler in the Montana wilderness. After lunch at the Ranch, visit The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone before entering one of America’s most famous National Parks, Yellowstone. Enjoy a two night stay inside Yellowstone National Park, where each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Grant Village, and the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents. (FB, L) Hotel: National Park Lodges 5 Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing d e Discover Yellowstone’s most amazing natural wonders, including the thundering Yellowstone Falls, a multitude of hot gushing geysers and countless brilliantly colored simmering thermal springs, bubbling mud pools and hissing steam vents, highlighted with a visit to Old Faithful, which has been spouting steam water regularly for thousands of years. Do you know how to to locate a bear or tell what it’s been eating? Join your Local Specialist for a guided stroll around the boardwalks of Yellowstone and learn the answer, plus even more cool facts about the park’s abundance of wildlife. (FB, D) 6 Yellowstone National Park ▶ Cody ▶ Sheridan This morning, say farewell to majestic Yellowstone. Head east to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill. Get a glimpse into the fascinating history of the American West at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West where you’ll experience the culture of the cowboy, the role of the firearm in the early days and the culture and art of the Plains Indians. Then it’s on to Sheridan to check in to your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Sheridan 7 Sheridan ▶ Keystone ▶ Rapid City (2 Nights) After a hearty breakfast, your journey continues on to South Dakota. Visit Crazy Horse Memorial where you’ll gaze in awe at the towering tribute to legendary Lakota leader Crazy Horse being carved into the mountain and discover the culture of his people. The evening is yours to explore in Rapid City. Or perhaps take an optional trip to the moving Mount Rushmore Lighting Ceremony, a chance to see one of America’s most famous landmarks from a different perspective. (FB) Hotel: Alex Johnson 8 Black Hills Excursion The first stop this morning is Bear Country USA, a wildlife park featuring the world’s largest private viewing habitat of American black bear. Enjoy a drive through this spectacular and unique park and walk through the Wildlife Center, where younger and smaller animals frolic in their outdoor exhibits. Next, head to the famous Black Hills of South Dakota to view one of America’s most iconic landmarks: the presidents sculpted at Mount Rushmore. You have seen the pictures of Mount Rushmore, but they pale in comparison to seeing this majestic site in person. It took 400 artisans 14 years to carve the sculptures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln into the mountain. This evening, join your fellow adventurers at a Farewell Dinner featuring a Native American dancer. (FB, FD) 9 Depart Rapid City or Denver Your Wild West adventure comes to an end after breakfast. Say so long to your newfound friends this morning and transfer to the Rapid City Regional Airport for your flight home, or traverse some of the heavily forested Black Hills and the expansive grasslands of Wyoming on your way to Denver, the Mile High City, where you may extend your stay, or transfer to Denver International Airport for your flight home. (FB) For guests continuing on to Denver Airport arrival will be at 5 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.
TRIP PLANNER d Insider Experience KP Kick-off Party e Free time BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast L Lunch RM Regional Meal BG Be My Guest Dining D Dinner DW Dinner with Wine FD Farewell Dinner ITINERARY PRICE PP PRICE PP Start SaltLake City End RapidCity orDenver Double Share Start SaltLake City End RapidCity orDenver Double Share USA Wagon Lunch See Black Bears AUTHENTIC ACCOMODATION on this trip AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS JOIN TRAFALGAR TRAVEL TODAY, SUSTAIN TOMORROW ACCOMMODATIONS on this trip 31 320 Guest Ranch, Big Sky, Montana, USA An 1898 homestead brought to life by Montana’s first female doctor, this Authentic Accommodations was first used as a getaway for her friends and family. Word quickly spread and the charming ranch soon opened to the public. Crazy Horse Memorial You’ll find out why the Crazy Horse Memorial is only possible thanks to your visit, and how the foundation preserves the heritage of Native American Indians.
Stephen Yellowhawk You’ll discover how Stephen shares and promotes his tribe’s history through traditional dance and song, and help support his work with Native American diabetic patients. Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center You’ll experience the conservation projects of Yellowstone National Park and find out more about their work with wolves and grizzly bears. Single Supplement (add to price above): $950 p.p. Triple Discount (deduct from price above): $295 p.p. Quad Discount (deduct from price above): $425 p.p. UP TO EARLYBIRDSAVINGS SAVE $263P.
P. More great savings on page 18 Young Traveler Discount $255 (deduct from price above) Day 9 End Denver Option: available for guests wishing to end in Denver. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $95 per person. WiFi: See page 42 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 18-19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 40. * All prices are per person, double share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP MO 22 MAY TU 30 MAY 2550 MO17JUL TU 25 JUL 2625 MO 29 MAY TU 06 JUN 2550 MO24JUL TU 01 AUG 2625 MO 05 JUN TU 13 JUN 2625 MO07AUG TU 15 AUG 2625 MO 12 JUN TU 20 JUN 2625 MO14AUG TU 22 AUG 2625 MO 19 JUN TU 27 JUN 2625 MO28AUG TU 05 SEP 2625 MO 26 JUN TU 04 JUL 2625 MO 04SEP TU 12 SEP 2625 MO 03 JUL TU 11 JUL 2625 MO25SEP TU 03 OCT 2550 MO 10 JUL TU 18 JUL 2625
BE MY GUEST Enjoy Arizona hospitality and a delicious pizza dinner with local wines, craft beer and games galore LOCAL SPECIALIST For sightseeing at the Grand Canyon where you learn about the layers that form the massive canyon d For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol UTAH ARIZONA NEVADA Prescott National Forest PHOENIX Montezuma Castle National Monument SCOTTSDALE WILLIAMS GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK LAKE POWELL BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK LAS VEGAS Sedona Monument Valley Zion National Park Grand Canyon Railway Painted Desert Navajo Country Mojave Desert Oak Creek Canyon Awesome Grand Canyon National Park PIONEER ADVENTURES OF THE OLD WEST Code: DCPA Saddle up ‘pardner’, you’re in for a wild ride through the land of cattle drives, gun-toting bandits and the Grand Canyon. The legends of Billy the Kid and Butch Cassidy are never far as you awaken your inner cowboy exploring the aquatic wonders of Lake Powell, Monument Valley’s mesas and the eerie red spires of Bryce Canyon.
7 nights Hotel accommodations 10 meals 7 full breakfasts 3 dinners (including Be My Guest). On-trip transport All transport shown, including train All transfers shown YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS Visit Sedona ▶ Montezuma Castle ▶ Grand Canyon National Park ▶ Historic Cameron Trading Post ▶ Monument Valley ▶ Lake Powell ▶ Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park Scenic drives through Oak Creek Canyon ▶ Desert View Drive in Arizona Iconic train journey aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway WHY ARE WE THE BEST? Read honest and unedited reviews from our guests at: www.trafalgar.com/reviews TRAVEL STYLE YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE P 8 days - 1 country 32 PER PERSON DOUBLE SHARE Start End Overnight stays Sightseeing stops Lead your cavalry through the canyons and mesas of the Old West before the sun rises over the Grand Canyon YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE ROUND UP THE POSSE YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES FROM $2125PP*
1 Arrive Phoenix ▶ Scottsdale Howdy partners. Check into your hotel and spend the afternoon getting to know this desert oasis. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the hotel’s pool before gussying up for the 6 p.m. Kick-off Party where you meet your Travel Director and spend some time jawin’ with your traveling buddies. (KP) Hotel: Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town 2 Scottsdale ▶ Sedona ▶ Williams d A drive through the Sonoran Desert brings you to Montezuma Castle National Monument, one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. Take a minute to ponder the Sinagua Indians’ life here in the desert before heading to Sedona in spectacular Red Rock Country. Today your choice sightseeing allows you to join in on an adventure with an included jeep ride to get a front row view of the area’s famous red rocks or join a Red Rock Magic Trolley tour that will show you the sites and tell you the local stories. After a stunning drive through Oak Creek Canyon, arrive in the historic railroad town of Williams. This evening, join your fellow cowboys and cowgirls for a Be My Guest dinner where the adults can sample a delicious variety of Arizona wine or craft beer with their meal. The kids won’t be left out of the fun as they enjoy a pizza bar and games galore. (FB, BG) Hotel: Grand Canyon Railway 3 Williams ▶ Grand Canyon Railway ▶ Grand Canyon National Park d This morning, watch out for the infamous Cataract Creek Gang, as lowly a group of varmints that ever rode the range. Then, climb aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway; pass through majestic Ponderosa Pines, the high desert and the Kaibab National Forest while hearing tall tales and folklore about the area. Keep your eyes open for wildlife, as it’s not uncommon to spot elk, mule deer and pronghorn antelope sauntering through this wild, woolly region. Nothing can prepare you for the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. With a Local Specialist, learn how the Grand Canyon was created and examine rock samples from the colorful sedimentary layers formed as the sea washed in again and again. Join your Travel Director for an unforgettable walk along the rim. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges 4 Grand Canyon National Park ▶ Monument Valley ▶ Lake Powell (2 Nights) Ferde Grofe was so stunned by the spectacular beauty of the sunrise over the Grand Canyon that he composed his Grand Canyon Suite in 1931. But all you have to do is watch and maybe whistle in amazement as the skies glow and brighten with the coming day. Drive along Desert View Drive, featuring jaw-dropping views of the Grand Canyon, before entering Navajo Country. Here you can poke around the historic Cameron Trading Post and hunt for a great piece of Southwest Native American art. See why Monument Valley is a favorite location for movie directors. As you’re bouncing along the valley floor in an open-air vehicle, you can just imagine John Wayne leading the U.S. Cavalry on a ride along the magnificent mesas. Wrap up your exciting day at a lakeside resort tucked into the red rock at amazing Lake Powell. Kick off your boots and have some fun at a poolside pizza dinner. (FB, D) Hotel: Lake Powell Resort and Marinas (Lake View Rooms) 5 Lake Powell e Enjoy a free day to roam the range. Optional activities include a fun float down the Colorado River or a cruise on spectacular Lake Powell to Antelope Canyon with views of Glen Canyon Dam. Or maybe dive in to some of the many aquatic activities at Lake Powell Marina — the choice is yours. (FB) 6 Lake Powell ▶ Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks (2 Nights) You’ll be awestruck by the towering cliffs and massive canyon walls of Zion Canyon. Riding the park’s shuttle, marvel at how the Virgin River cut through the sandstone to create one of Mother Nature’s most stupendous wonders. If you enjoy hiking, there’s an easy trek to the Emerald Pools, where splendid views and waterfalls will make the family happier than a crowd of cowpokes at chow time. Leaving Zion, drive along the Mount Carmel Highway and watch out for more spectacular formations like the Great Arch of Zion and the distinctive Checkerboard Mesa. Arrive at magical Bryce Canyon for the last two nights of your Western adventure. (FB) Hotel: BW Plus Ruby’s Inn 7 Bryce Canyon National Park Sightseeing e Exploring Bryce Canyon is like entering a weird and eerie world, with sandstone spires called hoodoos creating a landscape that is a playground for the imagination. Explore the rim of a great amphitheater, stopping at various lookouts to snap pictures of fairytale castles, cathedrals, meandering trails and secret hideaways, all carved out of stone by Mother Nature. This afternoon you’re free to blaze your own trail. Later, put on your cowboy boots and Stetsons for a Western Farewell Dinner filled with good food and good fun. (FB, FD) 8 Bryce Canyon National Park ▶ Depart Las Vegas TravelingdownthroughthescenicVirginRiver Gorge,makeyourwayintosouthernNevadato fabulousLasVegas,whereyouradventuresinthe OldWestcometoanend.AtransfertakesyoutoLas VegasInternationalAirport,orifyou’reextending yourstay,totheTropicanaLasVegas. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 1:30 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.
TRIP PLANNER d Insider Experience KP Kick-off Party e Free time BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast L Lunch RM Regional Meal BG Be My Guest Dining D Dinner DW Dinner with Wine FD Farewell Dinner ITINERARY PRICE PP PRICE PP Start Phoenix End LasVegas Double Share Start Phoenix End LasVegas Double Share USA Grand Canyon Railway 33 Learn about Native Americans f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Experience the Grand Canyon Railway Single Supplement (add to price above): $775 p.p. Triple Discount (deduct from price above): $225 p.p. Quad Discount (deduct from price above): $350 p.p. UP TO EARLYBIRDSAVINGS SAVE $218P.
P. More great savings on page 18 Young Traveler Discount $213 (deduct from price above) f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Treadright: See pages 16-17 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $85 per person. WiFi: See page 42 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 18-19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 40. * All prices are per person, double share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. SU 07MAY SU 14 MAY 2125 SU23JUL SU 30 JUL 2175 SU 14 MAY SU 21 MAY 2125 SU21MAY SU 28 MAY 2175 SU 06AUG SU 13 AUG 2175 SU28MAY SU 4 JUN 2175 SU13AUG SU 20 AUG 2175 SU27AUG SU 03 SEP 2125 SU11JUN SU 18 JUN 2175 SU25JUN SU 02 JUL 2175 SU 03SEP SU 10 SEP 2125 SU10SEP SU 17 SEP 2125 SU 09 JUL SU 16 JUL 2175 SU 17 SEP SU 24 SEP 2125 SU 16 JUL SU 23 JUL 2175
WASHINGTON, D.C. GETTYSBURG Mount Vernon Lancaster County Hershey Blue Ridge Mountains HARRISBURG PHILADELPHIA CANADA WASHINGTON CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit Hershey’s Chocolate World where you’ll learn the art of chocolate making and make your own customized chocolate candy bar LOCAL SPECIALIST Tour the nation’s capital learning about all the monuments and memorials before you spend time on the Gettysburg battlefield and then admire the greatest collection of Civil War relics d For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol Selfies at the Capitol Building, Washington D.C. Code: DTLF Follow in the footsteps of the great American patriots and the founding fathers of the land of the free and the home of the brave. Visit the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Gettysburg battlefield and the site where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Tuck into a Philly cheesesteak and learn the art of chocolate making at Hershey’s Chocolate World.
7 nights Hotel accommodations 11 meals 7 full breakfasts 1 lunch 3 dinners On-trip transport All transport shown All transfers shown YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS City tour in Washington D.C. Visit Lancaster County ▶ Hershey’s Chocolate World ▶ George Washington’s home Mount Vernon ▶ Gettysburg National Military Park and Independence Hall in Philadelphia See the Washington Monument ▶ the U.S. Capitol Building ▶ the Liberty Bell WHY ARE WE THE BEST? Read honest and unedited reviews from our guests at: www.trafalgar.com/reviews YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES P TRAVEL STYLE TRAILS OF LIBERTY 8 days - 1 country 34 PER PERSON DOUBLE SHARE Start End Overnight stays Sightseeing stops Select ingredients and even design your own wrapper for your personalized chocolate creation at Hershey’s Chocolate World CANDY BAR CREATIONS... FROM $2095PP*
1 Arrive Washington, D.C. (3 Nights) Ghosts and heroes, ammunition, battle strategies and chocolate making—you’re sure to have a blast as history comes alive on this patriotic adventure. Check in to your hotel, then set out on your own to explore the nation’s capital. At 6 p.m. gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown 2 Washington, D.C. Sightseeing d e Join a Local Specialist for a tour of the capital and many of its famous landmarks. View the Washington Monument, the National Mall, the Capitol and the White House. You’ll be awed as you walk right up to the Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon to explore wherever you want. Maybe visit one of the world’s greatest museums like the Smithsonian Institution. Check out the space vehicles at the National Air and Space Museum or look up at the bellies of the gigantic dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History. (FB) 3 Washington, D.C. e Enjoy an entire day to explore all of the activities and historic sights the United States capital city has to offer. See the adorably playful pandas at the National Zoo or perhaps take the whole family to learn about one of the most mysterious and exciting jobs around, being a spy, at the International Spy Museum. The kids will love a chance to test their spy skills at the School for Spies. Tonight, enjoy a lively dinner with your traveling companions. (FB, D) 4 Washington D.C. ▶ Philadelphia (2 Nights) Follow in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin, the great inventor and statesman, as you travel to Philadelphia. Stop at the Reading Terminal Market, an old train shed opened in 1892 that now houses a huge marketplace featuring food stands serving up yummy local delights. With so many choices, you may need a while to decide which treats you want to try—maybe dig into an authentic Philly cheesesteak or a piping hot Pennsylvania Dutch apple dumpling. Continue on to the Independence National Historic Park and visit the National Constitution Center. You’ll find out how the giant Liberty Bell cracked when you visit it on display in its own pavilion. View Independence Hall where Franklin and the other founding fathers started the country’s favorite national holiday with the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. (FB) Hotel: Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown 5 Philadelphia e Today is all yours to explore the friendly “City of Brotherly Love.” Your Travel Director will be happy to help you plan your day. In the evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (FB, D) 6 Philadelphia ▶ Lancaster County ▶ Hershey ▶ Harrisburg d Wave goodbye to Philadelphia as you make your way to Amish country, Lancaster County, for a special lunch. Then travel on to another world—Hershey’s Chocolate World that is—where you’ll learn the chocolate making process of this Cultural Insight and everyone will get to try their hand and make their very own customized chocolate candy bar. Later, get settled in at your hotel in Harrisburg. (FB, L) Hotel: Radisson Harrisburg 7 Harrisburg ▶ Gettysburg d “Four score and seven years ago,” Gettysburg was one of the most important battlegrounds in the Civil War where President Lincoln gave his remarkable Gettysburg Address and it’s your first destination this morning. Tour the battlefield with a Local Specialist and be amazed by the greatest collection of Civil War relics at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum. Get settled in to your hotel before meeting your newfound friends for a festive Regional Meal Farewell Dinner at the “most haunted” 19th century Dobbins House with a special guest. (FB, FD) Hotel: Wyndham Gettysburg 8 Gettysburg ▶ Mount Vernon ▶ Depart Washington, D.C.
Be assured that George Washington really did sleep here with today’s visit to Mount Vernon, the home and final resting place of the first President of the United States. Kids, search for clues to solve the nine different puzzles with the special map you will receive as you tour the mansion and gardens, and walk along the forest trail to meet the farm animals. Return to Washington, D.C. where your journey ends with a transfer to the airport or to the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel for guests extending their stay. (FB) Dulles International Airport arrival will be at 2 p.m. Ronald Reagan National Airport arrival will be at 3 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights. TRIP PLANNER d Insider Experience KP Kick-off Party e Free time BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast L Lunch RM Regional Meal BG Be My Guest Dining D Dinner DW Dinner with Wine FD Farewell Dinner ITINERARY PRICE PP PRICE PP Start Washington, D.C.
End Washington, D.C. Double Share Start Washington, D.C. End Washington, D.C. Double Share USA Not all those who wander are lost. J.R.R. Tolkien (20th -century English scholar of languages, poet and author, best known for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings) 35 See where the President lives Learn how Hershey’s chocolate is made Single Supplement (add to price above): $725 p.p. Triple Discount (deduct from price above): $195 p.p. Quad Discount (deduct from price above): $325 p.p. UP TO EARLYBIRDSAVINGS SAVE $210P. P. More great savings on page 18 Young Traveler Discount $210 (deduct from price above) Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $85 per person. WiFi: See page 42 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 18-19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 40. * All prices are per person, double share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP FR16JUN FR 23 JUN 2095 FR 25 AUG FR 01 SEP 2095 FR30JUN FR 07 JUL 2095 FR 01 SEP FR 08 SEP 2095 FR 14 JUL FR 21 JUL 2095
Ziplining through Arenal National Park COSTA RICA Braulio Carrillo National Park Horquetas Sarapiqui SAN JOSE TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK ARENAL NATIONAL PARK MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK Caribbean Sea Paciﬁc Ocean MONKEYS, JUNGLES AND VOLCANOES Code: LFCA Under the watchful eyes of colorful toucans and the lush canopy of dense rainforests, enjoy an unforgettable encounter with the vibrant landscapes and creatures of Costa Rica. Glide along the canals of Braulio Carrillo National Park, trek up the slopes of the steaming Arenal Volcano and note the diverse species you encounter along the way.
7 nights Hotel accommodations 15 meals 7 full breakfasts 3 lunches 5 dinners On-trip transport All transport shown All transfers shown YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS Visit Tortuguero National Park ▶ A wildlife center near Sarapiquí ▶ Arenal National Park ▶ Manuel Antonio National Park Cruise the canals of Tortuguero National Park Scenic drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park WHY ARE WE THE BEST? Read honest and unedited reviews from our guests at: www.trafalgar.com/reviews CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit a local Tico family’s palm plantation to learn about and taste the delicate heart of palm LOCAL SPECIALIST Learn about some of Tortuguero’s most famous residents, its nesting sea turtles d For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol TRAVEL STYLE YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES 8 days - 1 country P 36 PER PERSON DOUBLE SHARE Start End Overnight stays Sightseeing stops FLY BY THE SEAT OF YOUR PANTS Ditch the jungle floor and soar through the treetops on a zipline through the exotic Costa Rican rainforest FLY BY THE SEAT OF YOUR PANTS FROM $1775PP*
7 Crossovers: These departures will operate per the 2016 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking. 1 Festive Departures: We’ve arranged Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebrations for these departures. 1 Arrive San Jose Pura vida, bienvenidos a Costa Rica. You’re going to have more fun than a barrel of monkeys and spot more than a barrel of wildlife on this incredible adventure. A local host will greet you at the airport and arrange your transfer to the hotel. Relax by the pool before meeting your Travel Director and fellow explorers at 6 p.m. for a Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: InterContinental Costa Rica 2 San Jose ▶ Braulio Carrillo National Park ▶ Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights) d Rise with the roosters and head east through Braulio Carrillo National Park toward the Caribbean Sea. Board a river boat, gliding through canals, lagoons and lowland rainforest teeming with wildlife. You’ll be amazed at how many kinds of animals live here—six species of sea turtles, monkeys, caimans, tons of exotic bird species plus rare and endangered ocelots, river otters and manatees. The afternoon is yours—hang out by the pool or on the beach, or head to Tortuguero Village to meet the local students (when school is in session). Join a Local Specialist from the Sea Turtle Conservancy Foundation to learn about the incredible turtles that nest in Tortuguero. Enjoy a buffet dinner at the resort’s open-air restaurant along the Tortuguero lagoon. (FB, L, D) Hotel: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero 3 Tortuguero Sightseeing e There’s nothing like the wake-up call of a troop of howler monkeys to start your day. Set off on a cruise through the park’s canals with your captain and guide to explore the lush waterways of Tortuguero National Park. You may want to start a tally of all the types of wildlife you’ll see. Look out for sloths, green iguanas, caiman, crocodiles and colorful toucans. Of course, you’ll spot tons of monkeys—agile howler and spider monkeys and white-faced capuchins swinging through the dense rainforest canopy. This afternoon, venture back out on the canals to add to your wildlife tally or relax back at the lodge, the choice is yours. If you’re visiting during nesting season (Jul-Sep), join an optional night walk with a naturalist guide to witness some of the world’s largest turtles laying their eggs. A buffet dinner is served at your hotel this evening. (FB, L, D) 4 Tortuguero ▶ Horquetas ▶ Sarapiquí ▶ Arenal National Park (2 Nights) d Bid adiós to the monkeys for now as you boat back to the mainland and travel to Horquetas. Here you’ll visit a local Tico family’s palm plantation. Gain a Cultural Insight into growing this exotic vegetable and the family that grows it. Taste something you’ve probably never tried before, the delicate heart of palm. Continue traveling to quaint Sarapiquí where you’ll visit a wildlife center for amphibians and reptiles run by a family of biologists who rehabilitate animals that can no longer live in the wild. (FB, L) Hotel: Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa 5 Arenal National Park Sightseeing e Rise and shine as the forest and volcano are calling. Start the day with a guided trek around the quiet side of the volcano at Arenal National Park. Walk through the old lava rocks and learn about the powerful forces behind the volcano’s past eruptions. Then head to the Arenal Hanging Bridges to walk eye-level within the lush canopy, observe the monkeys, sloths and chattering birds up close, and look out to see the rumbling, steaming Arenal Volcano. Later, relax in the thermal springs or take a swim at the pool back at the hotel. End the day at a dinner with your traveling companions. (FB, D) 6 Arenal National Park ▶ Manuel Antonio National Park (2 Nights) Get ready to have a blast. Imagine yourself soaring high above the jungle floor as you fly along ziplines through the treetops, eye-to-eye with the lush foliage and exotic rainforest creatures. Ziplining through the canopy is sure to be among the most amazing adventures in your lifetime. Later, head south to Manuel Antonio National Park, renowned for its warm blue waters, sparkling white sand beaches and abundant exotic wildlife. This evening, join the gang for a pizza night. (FB, D) Hotel: Parador Resort and Spa 7 Manuel Antonio National Park Sightseeing e Walking deep into the National Park with your guide, you’ll definitely check off a few more creatures on your wildlife list—at last count, there were 109 different animals and 184 species of birds living here. Listen to the whooping bark of howler monkeys and the chattering of mischievous squirrel and white-faced monkeys. Then, it’s time to hit the beach. Laze in the warm Pacific or at the resort’s pool, or choose an optional catamaran cruise with snorkeling where you might see see dolphins, parrotfish or sea turtles (available Jan-Apr). This evening, join your fellow explorers to celebrate new friendships and awesome experiences with a Farewell Dinner at the hotel. (FB, FD) 8 Manuel Antonio National Park ▶ Depart San Jose Travel back to San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight or extend your stay at the InterContinental Costa Rica. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 10:30 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights.
TRIP PLANNER d Insider Experience KP Kick-off Party e Free time BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast L Lunch RM Regional Meal BG Be My Guest Dining D Dinner DW Dinner with Wine FD Farewell Dinner ITINERARY PRICE PP PRICE PP Start SanJose End SanJose Double Share Start SanJose End SanJose Double Share COSTA RICA 37 JOIN TRAFALGAR TRAVEL TODAY, SUSTAIN TOMORROW Snake Garden Wildlife Center Atthisfamily-runwildliferefuge,you’llmeetthe localnativeandIrish-Canadianfoundersandlearn abouttheirworksupportingthelocalcommunity andtheMesoamericanBiologicalCorridor. Please note: For the more remote areas of Costa Rica (such as Tortuguero), we use the best available hotel facilities with comfortable, but simple guestrooms and eco-friendly amenities perfectly suited to the natural surroundings. This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps and sometimes through heavy showers (rain ponchos provided). This journey is best enjoyed by the experienced traveler in good health and who can take such conditions in stride. Zipline Experience Learn about sea turtles UP TO EARLYBIRDSAVINGS SAVE $208P.
P. More great savings on page 18 Single Supplement(addtopriceabove): $625 p.p. Exceptions apply. Please see www.trafalgar.com for details. TripleDiscount(deductfrompriceabove): $150 p.p. Exceptions from 01 Dec to 31 Dec 17: $175 p.p. QuadDiscount(deductfrompriceabove): $175 p.p. Exceptions from 01 Jun to 30 Jun 17: $150 p.p. Exceptions from 01 Dec to 31 Dec 17: $195 p.p. Young Traveler Discount $208 (deduct from price above) f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Luggage: For the two night excursion to Tortuguero National Park guests are permitted to bring a maximum of 25 lb/11 kg of luggage. Your primary suitcase will be transferred and securely stored at your Arenal hotel. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $85 per person. WiFi: See page 42 for details.
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Country City Hotel (Prices are per person, per night ) Single Double Triple Quad Transfer Costa Rica San Jose InterContinental Costa Rica* Monday to Friday 221 110 104 N/A 35 InterContinental Costa Rica* Saturday & Sunday 159 80 77 N/A 35 England London Crowne Plaza Kings Cross Bloomsbury All Dates 254 154 187 107 50** France Paris Novotel Tour Eiffel†# All Dates 230 133 165 97 60 Greece Athens Metropolitan All Dates 216 129 121 104 Inc Italy Rome Crowne Plaza St Peters All Dates 209 154 142 98 45 Venice Novotel Mestre Castellana† All Dates 157 113 108 74 55 Scotland Edinburgh Holiday Inn† All Dates 214 137 133 84 35 South Africa Cape Town Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel† All Dates 206 131 117 94 60 Johannesburg Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport^ All Dates 231 159 144 95 N/A USA Las Vegas Tropicana Las Vegas Sunday to Thursday 118 59 53 49 21 Tropicana Las Vegas Friday & Saturday 198 99 79 69 21 Salt Lake City Little America Hotel All Dates 128 64 51 44 15 Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town All Dates 130 65 43 32 23 Washington, D.C Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel (Peak) Jun 23 - Jun 26 438 219 160 99 DCA 16/ IAD 31 Jul 07 - Jul 10 438 219 160 99 DCA 16/ IAD 31 Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel All Other Dates 218 109 86 65 DCA 16/ IAD 31 Note: Buffet or full breakfast daily in Europe and Central America. Rates are valid based on travel April 01, 2017 through March 31, 2018 for all locations. Please contact your Travel Agent or Trafalgar Reservations for rate information for other dates. Transfers are one-way and rates are per person. Quad occupancy is strictly reserved for families traveling with young children and is not available to four adults sharing. In Europe triple rooms will often feature one foldaway bed plus one double bed. Three adults may find these rooms small and suitcase space slightly restricted, therefore triples are not suitable for three adults sharing.
IAD = Dulles International Airport DCA = Ronald Reagan National Airport *Breakfast Included #An additional supplement may apply †Season supplement may apply ^Johannesburg hotel provides free shuttle bus **Transfer from London Heathrow Airport EXTRA NIGHT HOTELS We offer exclusive discounted rates (below) to help you extend your stay at the hotel where your vacation starts or ends. Ask your travel agent to make the reservation when you book your Trafalgar vacation – you’ll find the hotel details on your vacation’s itinerary page. Transfers are not included when you extend your stay with this offer, but Trafalgar can provide door-to-door airport/hotel transfers (see table below for prices). AIRPORT TRANSFERS TRANSFERS IN EUROPE, SOUTH AFRICA, USA AND CENTRAL AMERICA All Trafalgar guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by coach, shuttle bus, minivan, private car or taxi on the arrival and departure day of their vacation between designated airports and hotels for USA and Central America. Anyone arriving before or after the scheduled first and last days of the trip may choose to book and purchase a transfer.
In Europe and South Africa complimentary group transfers are available on the scheduled first and last days of the trip at the times specified on the itinerary pages. Anyone arriving later than the group transfer times or anyone booking pre and post accommodations through Trafalgar may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Note: Flight timings must be provided to Trafalgar no fewer than 21 days before flight departure (not required for USA). Please see Trafalgar’s conditions. TRANSFERS IN LONDON Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. But when you book your Trafalgar vacation and take advantage of our land and air packages, we have included a FREE transfer to and from London’s airports and your Trafalgar London hotel. Guests who have made their own flight arrangements may purchase transfers at our specially negotiated group transfer rates: $50 - per person single trip - London Heathrow $105 - per person single trip - London Gatwick TRANSFER TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 1) You or your Travel Agent must provide detailed flight information to Trafalgar at the time of booking or at the very latest no fewer than 21 days prior to departure. Once transfers are booked they cannot be changed.
2) For London arrivals, you must stay at the suggested London hotel booked by Trafalgar on the night of arrival and the night prior to your departure date. 3) Trafalgar only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer per person. 4) In the event of flight delays outside of Trafalgar’s control, the transfers will be deemed to be cancelled. 5) All transfers are based on group transfers. No refund is therefore available for missed transfers, or guests not using this service. 6) In the event of unforeseen events (such as road or rail works, strikes or demonstrations), Trafalgar will not be responsible for delayed or cancelled transfers. Gatwick Airport: Guests who have booked air and land packages through Trafalgar arriving/departing at London’s Gatwick Airport, will be provided with a Gatwick Express Voucher. The Gatwick Express train journey to/from Gatwick to/from London’s Victoria Station takes 30 minutes. Guests then need to make their own way from Victoria Station to/from their Trafalgar hotel.
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Providing you with “any reason” cancellation flexibility and peace of mind while you travel. Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan – designed exclusively with the following: For trips priced at: Cost is: Under US$2,000 US$149 per person US$2,001 to US$3,500 US$209 per person US$3,500 to US$5,000 US$259 per person Over US$5,001 US$299 per person Note: Prices are subject to change without notice. SECTION I : TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT PROTECTION Provided by Trafalgar* TRIP CANCELLATION up to total trip cost: Reimburses the non-refundable Trafalgar cancellation penalties imposed if you must cancel your trip for a covered reason such as illness, injury or death to you, a traveling companion or an immediate family member. Other covered reasons for cancellation include common carrier-caused delays due to inclement weather, jury duty, subpoena, or a documented traffic accident en route to departure, and other reasons as cited in the plan description. THE TRAFALGAR “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver**: With the Trafalgar “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, if you cancel your trip more than 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure for any reason that is not eligible for cash reimbursement, Trafalgar will provide you with 100% of the cancellation charges in the form of a future travel credit certificate. These Trafalgar Travel Certificates allow you a two-year credit to travel with us at a later date! Please note that to be eligible for the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, you must enroll and pay for the plan within two days of your initial trip deposit. The certificate is valid for two years, is non-transferable and non-refundable and may not be redeemed for cash. Future travel certificates do not include airfare cancellation charges for air arrangements unless those arrangements were provided by Trafalgar. TRIP INTERRUPTION: Up to Total Trip Cost TRIP DELAY: Up to US$1,000 (US$150/day). SECTION II : TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT PROTECTION Underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company*** Baggage Protection: Up to US$2,500 Bag Delay: Up to US$500 Medical & Dental Expenses: Up to US$50,000 Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation: Up to US$50,000 SECTION III : TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT PROTECTION Provided by On Call International While the above is not a complete description – a full plan description detailing the terms, conditions and exclusions will be sent to you – we have highlighted just a few of the plan benefits. If you have any Travel Protection Plan questions, or would like to request a copy of the plan description, please call our plan administrator, AON Affinity, at 1-866-580-4869. You may also view the plan at www.trafalgar.com. The Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan is provided in addition to other applicable indemnity or insurance programs, where permitted by law and shall apply only after benefits have been paid.
*For NY residents, Section I Travel Arrangement Protection (Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption & Trip Delay) is underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio./**For NY residents only, the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver may be purchased separately from the Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan. Contact 1-888-722-2195 for details./***Section II Travel Insurance Benefits, Policy Number MZ0911062H0000A-U are underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 (all states except as otherwise noted) Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000. In CA, CT, HI, NE, NH, PA, TN and TX Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5100 and TAHC5200. In IL, IN, KS, LA, OR, OH, VT, WA and WY Policy Forms TAHC5100IPS and TAHC5200IPS. This plan was designed and is administered by AON Affinity.
IN CALIFORNIA: AON Affinity is a service mark of Aon Direct Insurance Administrators, CA Insurance License # 0795465. IN ALL OTHER STATES: AON Affinity is a division of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. in all states other than CA, except: AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc. in MN and OK and AIS Affinity Insurance Agency in NY. 5864684A TRAFALGAR’S TRAVEL PROTECTION Every moment matters. To ensure that your trip runs smoothly and we deliver the very best, personalized experience, we require all our guests to register on our new travel portal, MyTrafalgar, before they depart for their vacation. This ensures that we have the information we need to make every moment of your journey special and hassle-free.
• We’ll personalize your trip and accommodate dietary or rooming requirements • Make your vacation hassle-free, from hotel check-ins to passport and security checks • Register your emergency contact details, in the unlikely event they’re required • Simply log in and activate your registration on MyTrafalgar www.trafalgar.com/mytrafalgar PASSPORTS AND VISAS Each guest is responsible for ensuring their passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip and that all necessary visas and permits have been acquired. Multiple-entry visas may be required if you are entering a country more than once on your vacations. Each guest must comply with entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited during your trip. Contact your Travel Agent, airline or relevant government authorities to obtain the necessary travel information.
The Operators and/or their employees and their agents are not responsible for passport, visa, entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited, or for any loss sustained by you for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited. ONCE ACTIVATED, YOU’RE READY TO TRAVEL! Before you go: You’ll receive all of your itinerary details and travel documents. You can then choose to meet your Travel Director and connect with your travel companions, explore your itinerary and receive pre-trip updates.
• While traveling: Always stay in the know, with updates from your Travel Director. Chat to your companions in real time and share your pictures with friends and loved ones • Back home: Reminisce about your journey, stay in touch and get inspired for future trips • MyTrafalgar: Your easy to use travel portal for the perfect Trafalgar vacation • To activate simply log in and activate your registration on MyTrafalgar www.trafalgar.com/mytrafalgar READY, STEADY…GO WITH MYTRAFALGAR BROCHURE TERMINOLOGY Here is a description of some of the specific terms used in the itinerary pages of this brochure: Visit – In-depth sightseeing with a Local Specialist or Travel Director. Includes fast-track entry (where applicable). View – A brief stop to enjoy the sights and take photos. See – See the sights while driving by on your coach, or from your cruise or train.
BOOKING CONDITIONS be used for an insurance claim. Trafalgar cannot assist in locating lost items after the guest disembarks or completes the Trafalgar vacation. Tips/Gratuities Tips and gratuities are included for services on the guided vacation, except to your Motorcoach Driver, Local Host, Local Specialists and Travel Director whose tips/ gratuities should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis at the end of your vacation. Included tips/gratuities cover all services provided by dining-room waiters, housekeeping staff and porters at hotels.
Optional Prepaid Gratuities If you have prepaid your gratuities to your Travel Director and Driver, this will be detailed within your vacation documentation. Please note that prepaid gratuities cover only the land portion of your vacation itinerary. We offer this option on the majority of our vacation itineraries. Please check the vacation price panels for the applicable vacations where this option is available. NOT INCLUDED IN GUIDED VACATION PRICE Any items and matters not referred to above, including, airfares to and from your destination, air-related taxes and fees (except where specified); additional fees charged by airlines such as checked and/or excess baggage, seat selections and any other services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; tips/gratuities to Travel Directors, Local Host, Local Specialists and Motorcoach Drivers; laundry; phone calls; minibar; beverages and meals not detailed in the itinerary; Optional Experiences; and all items of a personal nature. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign governmental and non-governmental entities. The price does not cover costs and expenses, including your return home, if you leave the guided vacation whether of your own volition, our decision based on behavior that disrupts the trip, due to illness, action by any government or other reason. This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included.
RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS 1. Your guided vacation will be confirmed after receipt of a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit as detailed in the Summary Information table. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall in that event return any deposit received. If not received within 3 calendar days of booking, the reservation will automatically be canceled. On certain departures, deposits may be required at time of booking to hold seats. 2. Air-inclusive bookings may require an additional non- refundable deposit or payment in full at the time of booking, see Air Arrangements section below. 3. Final payment for your land reservation will be due prior to departure no later than 45/90 days (as detailed in the Summary Information table). Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45/90 days (as detailed in the Summary Information table) prior to the departure date.
4. Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received as detailed within the Summary Information table above. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost land and/or air reservations. 5. Credit Card Bookings: Trafalgar should be advised of your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. For security purposes, we are required to collect the guest’s credit card billing address, card expiration date and the customer verification code every time a payment is applied.
6. Any special meal requirements, including allergies, must be provided at time of booking and are received on a REQUEST basis only. Trafalgar cannot assure special meal requests will be fulfilled and does not assume responsibility or liability if requests are not fulfilled. 7. Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed at which time your Travel Agent shall provide those monies promptly to us. You consent to us depositing monies received by us as required by law. We will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies. You consent that all monies paid to us whether through your Travel Agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit.
Book & Pay Early Discounts Discounts are applied at the time of booking, apply to the LAND-only portion of vacations featuring the “Book & Pay Early Discount” in the price panel, and require full payment by the applicable discount deadline dates (see Your Savings section), but no later than 45/90 days (as detailed in Summary Information table) prior to departure for land-only vacations. If full payment is not received by the correct date - as stated on the invoice - the discount will be removed and the booking will be re-priced. These discounts are not valid on all itineraries or departure dates; do not apply to optional extensions, airfares, government taxes and fees, air flight supplements, extra nights’ accommodations, transfers or any cruise portion of a vacation. Normal cancellation penalties apply. This offer is subject to availability, applies to new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
Travel Documents Provided full payment has been received travel documents will be sent in electronic format no later than 21 days prior to departure. You may opt to receive hard copy documents in which case these will be sent you approximately 21 days prior to the departure date. A documents shipment fee of $10 per address will be charged for each additional delivery address. If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents will be your or your Travel Agent’s responsibility. If you are leaving home earlier, please request your travel documents well in advance. If travel documents are required the next day or earlier than 21 days prior to departure dateafeeof$35permailingaddresswillapply.Anydocuments delivered outside the USA will incur a minimum fee of $50. Actual cost will be advised at time of booking. Passports, Visas and other Entry/Exit Requirements All guests including children must be in possession of a machine-readable passport valid for 6 months after their trip return date along with applicable visas. Please refer to “Ready, steady...Go” section. Due to government imposed security/ immigration measures, passport and emergency contact information is required for all guests prior to the release of travel documents.
It is the guest’s sole responsibility to secure and/or pay for any and all visas, reciprocity fees, affidavits, immunizations, etc. that are required to be permitted entry into each destination. In some countries you may be subject to entry (reciprocity) fees and/or departure taxes/ exit fees which will be collected at the airports upon entry/departure by local government authorities. Please note that entry to any country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete. For up-to-date detailed information on travel documents and visas, entry/exit taxes and further information on entry and exit requirements please check with your Travel Agent or local consular services. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole responsibility. Trafalgar bears no responsibility for such information and will not be responsible for advising and/or obtaining required traveldocumentationforanyguest,orforanydelays, damages, and/or losses including missed portions of your vacation related to improper documentation or government decisions about entry.
BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Booking Changes A fee of $35 or more per person, per change and any further cost we incur, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed with payment unless the change increases the price of the booking. Costs and charges may increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made. We will try to make your requested change but it may not be possible. A change of guided vacation date or itinerary within 45/90 days (as detailed in the Summary Information table) days of departure date will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date and the guided vacation price is equivalent or greater, in which case a $35 (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged.
Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation and fees may apply. You must also pay any charges imposed by airlines for any changes, including name and date changes. This can be up to 100% of the value of the ticket. CANCELLATIONS AND CANCELLATION FEES: Travel arrangements for any member of the party may be canceled at any time by written notice by the person who made the booking. Please note the following: • If notice of cancellation is received by Trafalgar more than 45/90 days (as detailed in the Summary Information table) prior to the guided vacation departure date, deposit will be retained along with the Travel Protection payment. • If full payment is not received 45/90 days (as detailed in the Summary Information table) days prior to departure date, Trafalgar has the right to cancel your reservation. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost reservations. • Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Trafalgar or through your Travel Agent. Please also refer to Trafalgar’s Travel Protection.
• If a person in a party cancels and there is a room change caused by this cancellation (such as a Twin/Double to Single, or Triple to Twin/Double), charges for the new room type will be the responsibility of the remaining party. The charges detailed in the Summary Information table will apply when notice of cancellation is given after the booking is confirmed. • If a guest fails to join the guided vacation on the day of departure, cancellation fees will be 100% (unless the guest notifies us of the delay and joins the guided vacation later at their own expense).
• Cancellation fees apply to additional accommodations and/or chargeable transfers prior to and after the guided vacation or cruise reserved through Trafalgar and are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent. • Additional hotel accommodations and/or chargeable transfers canceled within 14 days of booked date will incur a 100% cancellation fee. For cancellation outside 14 days before the booked date the following fees will be charged: 46 days and over $35 per person 45-22 days 25% of price for the accommodations and/or chargeable transfers 21-15 days 30% of price for the accommodations and/or chargeable transfers • Travel Agent fees and cancellation charges may also apply. • Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any change prior to airline ticketing incurs a $35 service fee per person or if after ticketing a $75 service fee per person. This is in addition to any airfare rate increase and any additional change fees imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including published fares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and non-refundable. See Air Cancellation Section. • Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you or your party has made outside Trafalgar and which are affected by our cancellations. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under your insurance, you may be able to reclaim these charges from yourinsurer.YouoryourTravelAgentareresponsibletomake the claim to your insurer.
Illness or Absence Early return expenses are the guest’s responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure from a guided vacation, including but not limited to missed hotels, transfers, meals or sightseeing. Trafalgar urges you to purchase travel insurance to cover such circumstances. Trafalgar makes no representation or guarantees concerning reimbursement, scope of coverage, or other aspects of any travel insurance policy or claim. AIR ARRANGEMENTS Reservations/Ticketing Air-inclusive bookings require an additional non-refundable deposit at time of booking. Upon receipt of air deposit, your airfare, taxes and surcharges are final. This will be regardless of future price fluctuations up or down. When booking a guided vacation including flights, you will be required at the time of booking to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport, date of birth, passport number, date and place of issue and expiration date for each guest. For published airfare bookings, a $75 per person processing fee will be charged.
Changes to flight itineraries and name changes and/or correctionsmayeithernotbeallowedormayresultinpenalties charged by the airline. These are the guest’s responsibility. Airlines (and other travel providers including Trafalgar) change prices and routes from time to time. All air routings are in the sole control of the airline and are subject to change at any time. Air Cancellation Cancellations prior to airline ticketing, incur a service fee of $50 per person plus loss of air ticket deposit. Cancellationsafterairlineticketing,incuraservicefeeof$75per personpluslossofairticketdeposit.Thisisinadditiontoairline imposed penalties which may be up to 100% of the air ticket price which will be charged for cancellation. Published Fares, Promo Fares and some other airfares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and non-refundable.
Lost ticket replacement can take up to one year and processing fees may be assessed. Airline Availability Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not be available on every flight. Trafalgar does not hold block space on any airline and does not assure seat availability for every single guided vacation departure date. Airline Seating Not all airlines offer pre-assigned seats. Some may charge for pre-assigned seats. Any additional charge imposed by airlines will be at guests’ expense. Where pre-assigned seats are not offered or different seats are desired, guests must contact airline(s) directly to arrange seating assignments. Seating is solely under the airline’s control, as are itinerary changes due to flight delays and schedule changes. Trafalgar reserves the right to offer alternative schedules for itineraries affected by airline schedule changes and equipment. Flight delays, flight cancellation and schedule changes are the responsibility of the airline. Trafalgar will not be responsible or liable for such delays or rescheduling.
Airline Fuel Surcharges and Air-related Taxes, Fees and Restrictions Airfares will be provided at time of booking, will be based on roundtrip purchase, and will include air-related taxes, fees and fuel surcharges imposed by the airlines. Any additional fees charged by the airlines such as baggage handling (visit www.trafalgar.com/baggage), seat selections and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the guest(s). Airline Special Requests Seat assignment and special meal requests can be requested at time of booking. Trafalgar does not assure the request will be granted. Frequent Flyer miles can be accrued on most air carriers. Upgrades using mileage are not permitted. Many airlines do not automatically add frequent flyer numbers to records for flights booked and ticketed by Trafalgar. It is the guest’s responsibility to request YOUR GUIDED VACATION BOOKING Trafalgar Tours West Inc is the ‘Sales Company’; Trafalgar Tours Limited – Great Britain and Europe Vacations; Thompsons Africa – South Africa Vacations and Destination America Inc – North and Central America Vacations are the ‘Operators’; collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Trafalgar’. Your agreement is with Trafalgar and a contract is formed when you make a reservation with us that we accept. Enrollment in and payment for a guided vacation shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the guest of the terms and conditions in this brochure. These cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. The invalidity of any provisions herein shall not affect the validity of any other provisions. The agreement shall be construed as though the invalid provision was not contained herein and was replaced with an enforceable provision as similar as possible to the original provision. Disclaimer Travel is personal and each individual’s goals and experiences may differ. Trafalgar will not be bound by, or liable for, any description, photograph, representation or warranty made by or provided by any independent third party sales representative, Travel Agent, or other person or entity relating to any vacation offered by Trafalgar. Departure Date The departure date is the date indicated on the Trafalgar confirmation.
Security Security is a major concern to all of us and the situation globally is constantly changing. Events around the world, coupled with the “Travel Advisories” put out by various governments, may at times necessitate changes to the accommodations and itinerary or even trip cancellation. You must accept these risks involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions. WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED VACATION PRICE Inter-city Travel By private motorcoach, trains, cruises and ferries (see itineraries).
Air Transportation Not included unless otherwise outlined in each itinerary page price panel. Please be advised that due to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Secure Flight rules, airlines must collect required information from guests. For more information regarding TSA’s Secure Flight rules, please visit www.tsa.gov. Guided Vacation By air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches except on South African trips where groups of 9 or less will be by mini-bus. On London sightseeing and some Regional holidays motorcoaches without toilet facilities are used. If due to circumstances beyond our control motorcoaches are used otherwise than as advertised, a refund of $10 per person will be made.
Toilets may be affected by higher altitude or extreme weather conditions such as freezing temperatures and for the comfort of those on board the motorcoach the toilets may have to be closed. In these circumstances additional rest breaks will be incorporated into the itinerary. Hotel Accommodations Prices are per person, based on two persons sharing with private bath or shower. Triple and quad rooms may be available on selected vacations in limited numbers. Triple rooms will often feature one foldaway bed plus one double bed. On Family Experiences, triple and quad rooms are strictly reserved for families traveling with young children and are not available for three or four adults sharing. Quad occupancy is based on four guests sharing one room with two beds. Quad rooms may be used only for two adults and two children, both aged 17 or younger. Rollaway beds are not included in either triple or quad prices. Every effort has been made to reserve two-bed rooms; however, on some occasions, rooms with one double bed may be the only choice available. These rooms will be allocated to single travelers and couples first; other rooms may feature a single bed and rollaway bed, murphy bed or sleeper sofa Special room requests (adjacent, connecting or lower-floor rooms, as examples) must be made at time of booking. Special room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability at time of check-in. Many hotels are 100% smoke-free, including all guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms and public spaces. Smoking in a non-smoking room may result in a fine. Accommodations outside of the USA may not be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and may not have wheelchair accessibility.
Substitute hotels may be used sometimes. We try to use hotels of similar standard. Hotel Frequent Traveler program points are not earned with hotels on Trafalgar vacations. Note hotel room sizes, standards, facilities and services provided may vary from country to country and region to region and are often local in style. Free WiFi Internet Service Complimentary WiFi service is available in many Trafalgar hotel guestrooms and/or the public areas of most hotels. In most countries complimentary WiFi is also provided on-board the motorcoaches except in remote locations. The WiFi on the motorcoaches uses the cellular phone network and as a result the connection will be slower than standard broadband and at times may not be available. Audio and Video streaming is not available using motorcoach WiFi. Please note that it is not available on train trips, or when the main Trafalgar motorcoach is not being used, such as on transfer motorcoaches and other local services. For further information on which countries WiFi is offered in as well as daily data allowances please refer to the Trafalgar website www.trafalgar.com/wifi.
Travel Director Guided vacations are conducted in English by a professional Travel Director. In the unlikely event that there are fifteen guests or less traveling on a departure, Trafalgar reserves the right to operate this departure on an individual basis with private transfers and individual arrangements. Please refer to the individual guided vacation. Itinerary extensions are operated on a locally hosted basis using regular English-speaking Local Host services. Meals Meals are included as detailed on itineraries. Sightseeing Experiences, entrance fees and an English- speaking Local Specialist (when required) are included as detailed in the itinerary pages.
Transfers Between airports, hotels, railway stations and piers are included as indicated on each guided vacation itinerary. There will be no refund for missed or unused transfers. If you did not purchase your flights from Trafalgar, you will need to provide your arrival and departure flight information to Trafalgar at the time of booking. It is your responsibility to update Trafalgar with any changes to your flight schedule to ensure that you receive your transfers. Failure to do so may result in missing these services and no refund shall be due for missed arrival transfers resulting from missing or outdated flight information.
Porterage Baggage handling of one suitcase per person, at each guided vacation hotel and porter service at airports for intra-air inclusive guided vacations, is included in the guided vacation price. Due to limited motorcoach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs. (23kg). Airlines may impose stricter weight and size limits for luggage and may also charge fees for checked baggage, including the first checked bag. Please check with your airline(s) directly for their most current baggage regulations and related fees. Trafalgar is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers regarding baggage.
A charge of US$6/CA$6 or local currency equivalent per traveling day will be collected by the Travel Director if a second piece of baggage is permitted to be carried, or if suitcase exceeds weight or size limits. This is not assurance that luggage in excess of limits on size, weight and number of pieces will be permitted on the motorcoach. Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) to fit under your motorcoach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carry-on/hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guest and must be taken on and off the motorcoach by you each day of the guided vacation. Carry-ons with telescopic handles and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments or under seats and, therefore, cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage. Trafalgar and Trafalgar’s affiliated entities shall not be liable for loss or damage to baggage or any guest’s belongings. Guests should immediately report lost items to the Travel Director who will assist in completing a lost property form that can PAYMENT & CANCELLATION FEES SUMMARY INFORMATION LAND ONLY GUIDED VACATIONS GUIDED VACATIONS SOUTH AFRICA ONLY Deposit required $200 Deposit required $220 Final Payment 45 days Final Payment 90 days No of Days Penalty No of Days Penalty 45 days and over Deposit 91 days and over Deposit 44-22 days 25% 90-61 days 25% 21-8 days 30% 60-31 days 50% 7-1 days 50% 30-14 days 80% Departure Day/No Show 100% 14-1 days 100% Departure Day/No Show 100% AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION Large print version is available at: www.trafalgar.com 42
frequent flyer credit from the airline. Trafalgar shall not be responsible for matters concerning frequent flyer miles. GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS Guided Vacation Prices Are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies, exchange rates and other considerations as of the production date of this brochure (see back cover). All are subject to change. For up-to-date pricing contact your Travel Agent or visit www.trafalgar.com. No surcharges regarding cost or currency fluctuations will be made to the LAND only price once the deposit is received. No refund will be made on account of reduction of any of the above. If the total guided vacation price increases by more than 10%, guests will have the option to cancel the guided vacation within 7 days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. All prices are in US Dollars unless specified. Other Fees and Taxes Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed at time of booking. Any additional fees charged by the airlines such as baggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the guest(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply.
Guided Vacation Participation On all guided vacations children under 5 years of age are not eligible to travel. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, who will be responsible for their welfare and supervision. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to guests under the legal age for alcohol consumption in the country being visited. Minors under age 18 traveling to certain foreign countries must be accompanied by both parents or have a notarized letter of consent signed by the parent(s) not traveling. Trafalgar is not responsible for any losses if you fail to have appropriate documentation. If the other parent is deceased or the child has only one legal parent, a notarized statement must be obtained as proof. Trafalgar seeks to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience for all guests. Trafalgar welcomes guests with special needs or disabilities. Please note the following: - Guests must advise Trafalgar, at time of booking, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodating. Trafalgar will make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures when necessary, unless doing so will fundamentally alter the nature of the services provided.
- Guests must ensure they are medically and physically able to travel. - Trafalgar may impose safety requirements. Trafalgar may exclude an individual from participating in a guided vacation or an activity if the individual’s participation poses a threat to the health or safety of others. This decision, made solely by Trafalgar, to exclude an individual will be based on an individualized assessment based on reasonable judgment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available objective evidence to determine the nature, duration and severity of the risk, the probability that potential injury will occur and whether reasonable modifications of policies, practices or procedures will mitigate the risk. No refunds will be given if the decision is made to exclude a guest.
- Trafalgar does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as eating, toileting or dressing).Atravelerwhorequiresservicesofapersonalnature (eating, toileting or dressing, as examples) should strongly consider bringing a companion to provide such assistance and must understand that other travelers, Travel Directors and Trafalgar Staff will not be available for such purpose. - Regrettably, motorized scooters are not allowed on guided vacations.
- Trafalgar does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention must be sought at a local facility, if available, at the guest’s expense. Trafalgar is not responsible or liable for losses or costs incurred due to unavailability of medical services, or medical services obtained while on vacation, or for the quality of the care or services received. Medical care in other countries is not always comparable to care that you may receive in your local area. You are encouraged to purchase medical insurance that will cover you while on vacation. Your regular health insurance benefits may not apply abroad. - In purchasing your vacation, you attest that you are physically fit for it. If you have concerns please request additional details about your journey from your Travel Agent or Trafalgar.
- Some guided vacations include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and/or locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the guided vacation, Trafalgar may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities which Trafalgar does not control. Accommodations on international guided vacations may differ from those in the United States. Trafalgar cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for guests traveling on international guided vacations. Many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Trafalgar. These are not part of the vacation package provided by us. Your contract will be with the operator of the experience. We are not responsible for providing of the experience, or anything that happens during the experience. Some experiences involve outdoor activities and/or can be physically demanding. You must make your own decisions about experiences and participate only in activities that suit your physical ability: we suggest that you speak with your medical provider if you have questions about your abilities. We recommend you check whether any insurance you have also includes your participation in adventure activities you may undertake.
Trafalgar may, in its sole discretion, decline booking any guest or remove any guest who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Trafalgar’s terms and conditions. If this occurs, you are responsible for the cost of travel back to your hometown and Trafalgar shall not be liable for your losses and no refund shall be provided. Behavior We are here to provide the best services possible but in doing so we will not tolerate abusive or aggressive behavior from our Guests. We will refuse to deal with and may terminate the vacation of guests who assault our Company Representatives or who are abusive or aggressive. When you make a booking, you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of all members of your party during your stay. We reserve the right at any time to terminate the travel arrangements and/or cease to deal with any party member(s) whose behavior, in the reasonable opinion of us or our suppliers, may cause danger, upset, disruption or distress to anyone else or damage to property. Full cancellation charges will apply and no refund will be made. We shall have no obligation to pay compensation or meet any costs or expenses (including but not limited to alternative accommodations and returntransportationarrangements)guestmayincurasaresult of the travel arrangements being terminated. If you damage the accommodations in which you are staying or any property, you must reimburse the accommodations provider or property owner concerned for the cost of the damage before the end of your stay if the cost has been established by then or as soon as it has been established if later. You must indemnify us for the full amount of any claim (also including legal costs) made against us. Criminal proceedings may be instigated. Trafalgar is not responsible for any costs incurred concerning a guest removed from a guided vacation or aircraft, ship or train. Guests agree not to hold Trafalgar or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions.
Young Traveler Discount The Young Traveler must be under age 18 (age 11 or under on South Africa) on the vacation departure date to be eligible for the discount, and must be accompanied by an adult, sharing a double room. The Young Traveler must be the specified age at the start of travel to be eligible for the discount. Only two Young Traveler discounts per room are permitted except on North and Central America itineraries where the limit is three Young Traveler discounts per room. This discount can be combined with our Travel With Family and Friends Discount. The Young Traveler discount may not be applicable on certain itineraries or regions. Please see ‘Your Savings’ for details.
Itinerary Variations Trafalgar strives to improve guided vacation itineraries, services and features. If improvements can be made, or if circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods multiple departures may operate, sometimes in reverse order; hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages. On guided vacations which include cruises, the ship may be changed for operational reasons. Departures in early and late season are potentially operated in cool weather conditions. As a result, itinerary variations may occur. Certain activities may not be precisely as describedormaynotbeavailableduetoseasonalityorweather conditions. We will try to notify you or your Travel Agent of changes. If your enjoyment may be diminished by such limitations, please check with us or your Travel Agent before making a reservation.
Trafalgar’s ‘Be My Guest’ experiences are unique and take place in singular locations. In the unlikely event that our local hosts are unable to welcome Trafalgar guests, Trafalgar will attempt to find an alternate experience or a highlight meal will be provided in place of the ‘Be My Guest’ experience. Holidays&ChangesDuringlocalornationalholidays,certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing trips and shopping may be limited or unavailable. In such instances itinerary changes are made by Trafalgar seeking to reduce inconvenience to guests. Such changes are deemed not to be a major change totheitinerary,andnocompensationwillbepayabletoguests. Holidays,closingdaysandothercircumstancesmaynecessitate a change of the day of the week for scheduled regional meals, sightseeingorotheractivities.If,youfeelyourenjoymentmight be diminished by any of these circumstances please check with the respective national tourist office before selecting a specific departure date.
Extended stays If you arranged with us to remain at a destination before or after your guided vacation, your stay will be at your sole expense as is the transfer to either the hotel or airport. Please see the ‘Extend Your Stay’ section for a list of pre- and post-guided vacation accommodations. Space is limited and if available is for up to three nights before and/ or after each guided vacation. Breakfast and luggage handling is not included unless otherwise noted. Trafalgar does not provide complimentary transfers for guests booking pre-and post-night accommodations. However, inexpensive airport transfers can be purchased from Trafalgar. If your extra night accommodations is not the hotel where your guided vacation begins or ends, you will be responsible for your transfer arrangements at your own expense.
For your comfort Trafalgar operates a daily seat rotation systemandenforcesastrictnosmoking(includinge-cigarettes) andnoalcoholpolicyonboardmotorcoaches.Regularcomfort stops are made on traveling days. Many hotels, restaurants, trains, cruises and other venues are 100% smoke free. Guided Vacation Cancellation Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any guided vacation departure in any circumstances, including in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made by Trafalgar any time prior to departure date of the guided vacation except when you failed to pay the final balance on time, Trafalgar will either refund the amount received for the guided vacation booking, or offer a comparable vacation if available. Trafalgar will refund any difference in price if the alternative is of a lower price however, the Guest will be responsible for additional costs if the alternative is priced higher. Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations and is not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on other travel arrangements including air tickets. Travel Insurance Trafalgar recommends that all guests purchase comprehensive Travel Insurance. Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason. Disclaimer of Warranties The Operator warrants only that the services shall be generally, though in view of the vagaries of travel, not necessarily precisely, as described, and subject to changes and the other terms and conditions herein. All other warranties, express and implied, including warranties of fitness for a specific purpose and merchantability are expressly excluded. There is no warranty that extends beyond the description of the face hereof.
RESPONSIBILITY Complete Agreement These booking conditions, together with the other terms incorporated into this contract referred tobelow,representtheentireagreementbetweentheparties. Changes The Operator shall be responsible to the guest for supplying the services and accommodations described in this brochure, except where they cannot be supplied or the itinerary is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the Operator’s control. In such circumstances, the Operator will seek to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and there shall be no refund in these circumstances.
Disclaimer of Liability Neither Trafalgar nor the Operator nor its agents or affiliated entities (“released parties”) shall be responsible or liable for cancellations, acts of other service providers, diversions or substitution of equipment or any act, variation, postponement, omission or default by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing services or accommodations to guests including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities. Nor shall they be liable for loss or damage to baggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence or delay from the act, error, omission default or negligence of any person not its direct employee or under its exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. The released parties shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the guided vacation participant. Trafalgar recommends that guest obtain baggage insurance. After return at the end of the guided vacation, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a service fee will be charged. The Travel Directors, carriers, hotels and other suppliers who provide services on guided vacation are independent contractors; they are not agents, employees or servants of the Operator or its associated companies. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by the Operator are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied some of which may limit or exclude liability. You are responsible for ensuring that you keep all of your travel documents safe and that they are available for inspection. Carriage by sea is subject to the Carrier’s Conditions of Carriage which are expressly incorporated into this contract, copies of which are available upon request. The released parties are not responsible for any criminal or other conduct by third parties, whether criminal, intentional, grossly negligent, negligent or otherwise.
Additional Risks Additional risks and dangers may arise including, but not limited to, hazards of traveling in undevelopedareas,hazardsoftravelbyboat,train,automobile, aircraft and other means of conveyance, animal interactions, forces of nature, political unrest, other unrest, hazardous local customs and practices, differing levels of sanitation, differing standards of safety, risks associated with water, food, plants, insects and differing animal regulation, accident or illness in areas lacking means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities, and acts of national and local governments and unrest and acts of others against governments. These risks are not an exhaustive list but are examples of many kinds of risks. You are voluntarily participating in these activities with the knowledge that there are significant dangers involved, and you hereby agree to accept any and all risks. As lawful consideration for the agreement with Trafalgar to participate in such trips and activities you agree you will not make a claim against Trafalgar, its related companies or its personnel or sue for bodily injury, emotional trauma, death, property loss or damage or other loss, cost or expense, however caused, as a result of or related to your contracting for, traveling to or from, or in any and every other way participating in the trip. You release Trafalgar, its related companies and its personnel from any and all claims, known or unknown, arising from contracting for, traveling to or from, and in any and every way participating in a trip. This release of liability and assumption of risk agreement is entered intoonbehalfofyouandallmembersofyourfamilyandparty, also including minors accompanying you. This agreement also binds your heirs, legal representatives and assigns. Safety Where the guest occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither Trafalgar nor the Operator nor its agents or co-operating organizations or service providers will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such an accident or incident. This exclusion and limitation of liability shall not be used to imply that the Operator or its agents or affiliated entities are liable in other circumstances. International Treaties Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time guests are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage bysea;theGenevaConventionforcarriagebyroadandtheParis Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all the benefits of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to guests and luggage. Enrolment in and payment for a guided vacation shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the guest of the terms and conditions in this brochure. These cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. Trafalgar Tours West Inc Limited Role Trafalgar Tours West, Inc., a California corporation, serves only as sales representative, and is not responsible for any activity beyond its limited role in arranging reservations and ticketing. Trafalgar Tours West, Inc. shall not be responsible or liable for any act, omission or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of any other entity whether or not affiliated with the operator. Choice of Law and Venue Selection This Agreement is deemed to be entered into in Orange County, California. The exclusive venue for any action concerning the interpretation, enforcement, or breach of any term, obligation, or duty as contained or related to these Terms and Conditions shall be solely in the Superior Court of California in or for Orange CountyortheUnitedStatesDistrictCourtfortheCentralDistrict of California. This Agreement shall be construed according to the internal laws of California without regard to conflicts of law principles. All guest claims must be submitted in writing and received by Trafalgar no later than 60 days after completion of the Trafalgar vacation. Guest claims not submitted and received within this time shall be deemed to be waived and barred. Errors and Omissions In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with correct billing.
Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to press; however Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. Moreover, photographs and descriptionsoflocationsorattractionsaremerelyrepresentative of conditions that existed at time of brochure printing and conditions may not be the same at the time of your journey. The airline(s) featured or nominated in this brochure do not by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure commit or represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a vacation from Trafalgar group or as having any other legal relationship with them.
All bookings made with any provider of any transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions and exclusions and/or limitations of liability imposed by them in relation to matters not covered particularly and expressly by our agreement with Trafalgar. If you decide that you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit because of any law, condition or requirement of any government or governmental authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred as a consequence and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the Trafalgar group of companies, or any of their servants or agents, accept any responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances.
COMPLAINT PROCEDURES & CONSUMER PROTECTION Complaint Procedure If you have a problem during your vacation please inform Trafalgar’s Travel Director/Local Representative immediately, who will try to make things right. If the matter was not resolved locally, please write to Trafalgar’s Guest Relations Department at the address below within sixty (60) days of the end of the Trafalgar vacation, as it is important that you provide us the information quickly. Please quote your booking reference number and all relevant information. Failure to follow this procedure may delay or deny us the opportunity toinvestigateandrectifytheproblem,whichmayaffecttheway your complaint is dealt with and your rights under this contract. Accordingly, any claim not received in writing within this time is waived and barred.
Guests who purchase from within California Transactions entered into with Trafalgar are covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund (TCRF) if the guest is located in California at the time of payment. Eligible guests may file a claim with TCRF if the guest is owed a refund of more than $50 for transportation or travel services which the seller of travel failed to forward to a proper provider or such money was not refunded whenrequired.Themaximumamountwhichmaybepaidbythe TCRF to any one guest is the total amount paid on behalf of the guest to the seller of travel, not to exceed $15,000. A claim must be submitted to the TCRF within 12 months after the scheduled completion date of the travel. A claim must include sufficient documentation to prove your claim and a $35 processing fee. Claimants must agree to waive their right to other civil remedies against a registered participating seller of travel for matters arising out of a sale for which you file a TCRF claim. You may request a claim form by writing to: Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation, P.O. Box 6001, Larkspur, CA 94977-6001; or by faxing a request to: (213) 897-8846 Guests purchasing from outside of California Transactions entered into with Trafalgar are not covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. Data Protection To process your guided vacation booking, Trafalgar will need to use personal information for you and guests in your booking. Personal information may include each guest’sname,address,phonenumber,emailaddress,passport number, and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements. This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organizations, and otherwise as required by law. We may need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g. sending mail, providing marketing assistance, etc). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. In making your booking, you consent to your personal data being passed to relevant third parties as set out above. We may also use personal information you provide us to review and improve the guided vacations and services we offer, and to contact you (by post, email, telephone or other means) about other guided vacations and services offered by Trafalgar that may interest you. If you don’t want to receive this information, or if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at TRAFALGAR TOURS WEST INC., 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92805. Trafalgar may charge a fee for supplying you this information as permitted by law. OTHER CONDITIONS Each guest is required to comply with the terms, conditions, requirements, laws, rules and/or regulations of any service provider, or any country or governmental authority, and shall be liable for any such non-compliance.
Booking Arrangements Your booking arrangements can be made through your Travel Agent or with us directly. When you make a booking you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of booking. You are guaranteeing that you understand and have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of yourself and all members of your party the terms of these booking conditions. We will deal only with the lead booking name in all subsequent correspondence and dealings. You are responsible for making all payments due, ensuring the accuracy of all personal details and other information supplied in respect of yourself and your party, notifying us of any changes or cancellations and for receiving correspondence and keeping your party informed. Additional Optional Experiences With Trafalgar, you will enjoy many famous highlights as included features on your guided vacation, at no extra cost. An exciting array of additional Optional Experiences and Activities may be made available to further enhance your experience. These Experiences and Activities are optional, and are offered at special preferential prices. They can be booked only after you start your guided vacation, as many of them are carefully programmed to coincide with highlights available at the time of your visit. A detailed list and cost of these will be included in your travel documentation as well as available on the Trafalgar website. You can book and pay for them through your Travel Director, by cash or credit card. Optional Experiences may vary due to seasonal conditions and require minimum guest participation. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please also see the relevant section of “Guided Vacation Participation” regarding limitation (exclusion) of our liability for Optional Experiences operated by independent third party suppliers. Financial Protection US$20 MILLION your peace of mind guarantee The traveling public has always been concerned about protection of advanced bookings. As part of Trafalgar’s commitment to providing our customers with peace of mind in all dealings with Trafalgar, TravCorp Financial Services Ltd has provided a letter of credit to Trafalgar of US$20 Million in respect of all customers traveling with Trafalgar. United States Tour Operator Association $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program Trafalgar Tours Ltd shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of The Travel Corporation who, as an Active Member of the USTOA is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, according to the terms and conditions of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Trafalgar Tours Ltd customers in the unlikely event of The Travel Corporation bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by The Travel Corporation may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Trafalgar Tours Limited. Complete details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2014, New York, New York 10016, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting their website at www.USTOA.com TRAFALGAR TOURS WEST INC 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92805 Tour Operators: Trafalgar Tours Limited, Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2JH, Channel Islands Thompsons Africa, 20 The Boulevard, West End Park, Westville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Destination America Inc, 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92805 The Trafalgar group of companies has Marketing/Sales/ Administrative offices/agents in: Australia, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Israel, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand and the USA.
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ttc.com a family of brands To book or discover more, get in touch with your expert Travel Agent 1st Edition US, 44893, Sep 8, 2016 Printed in USA Trafalgar is a member of the family-owned The Travel Corporation (TTC) and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability. Europe • Britain • North & South America • Asia • South Pacific Trafalgar 801 E. Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805 CST No: 2077132-20 Download or order your free brochure: www.trafalgar.com Have you visited our sister brand website? www.costsaver.trafalgar.com Connect with us and fellow travelers: trafalgar.com/guestreviews facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel twitter.com/TrafalgarTalk instagram.com/TrafalgarTravel For travel advice, information and reservations, or if you just need a helping hand, call us at 1-866-544-4434 Travel Agents please call 1-800-854-0103 (Pacific Standard Time) Monday to Thursday: 5:30am – 11:00pm Friday: 5:30am – 6:00pm Saturday: 6:00am – 4:00pm Sunday: 6:00am – 9:00pm Online 24/7: www.trafalgar.com